The 400 ppm threshold should be a sobering wake-up call. It is time for us -- individuals, business leaders, and our policy makers -- to accept the science and face the civilization challenging issue of climate change.
The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun.
Sure, disaster porn is always good for ratings, but though a Superstorm Sandy may momentarily raise the specter of climate change, daily bulletins on the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere apparently aren't Nielsen enough.