Climate change: Maybe we shouldn’t worry

A couple of weeks ago, in the wonderful HBO series The Newsroom, a climate expert told the news anchor that it’s now too late to save Earth. Catastrophe cannot be avoided. We needed to take action ten or 20 years ago. We have already hit a carbon dioxide level of 400 parts per million (ppm), and nothing can stop it from reaching 500 ppm by around 2065.

Long-suffering readers will recall that in the ’90s, before Al Gore and his film An Inconvenient Truth, this page ranted and raved about carbon dioxide. I was . . .


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