Unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions of all greenhouse gases, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees will be impossible. Are we capable of acting? Probably not. Are we stuck with our traditional “reactive mode”? Change is difficult; however; stupid, irrational thinking will be our doom. This should not be a divisive, partisan issue. Common sense should want us to sacrifice now for a livable plant for our children. We are already at an established rise to 1.1 degrees Celsius by our inaction.

Heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires are killing people and destroying property worldwide. Ocean heat waves are threatening entire ecosystems and supercharging hurricanes and typhoons, with sea levels still to rise about 6 to 10 feet or more.

Wake up, citizens. Time has run out!

Dr. Richard A. French