Climate change goes mainstream. But not everyone is happy. One commenter at a blog I read once in a while writes:
I’m beginning to wonder if this is the new big lie. Blair’s espousing it, the mainstream media are decrying it and I’m certain the solution will be further decimation of civil liberties and new taxes.
He is correct. If we do nothing and remain in a state of denial, then the possible catastrophes of climate change will definitely call forth authoritarian government which restricts civil liberties.
That's exactly the reason why we should be starting to take some action now -- to at least admit that there is an issue, Georege Bush -- before the only measures left are extreme ones and we have no choice but to adopt them.
And to the "denialists" out there — don't worry. Once you accept the fact that climate change is happening there is still plenty of legitimate disagreement about what to do and/or how rapidly to do it.