Climate scientists are telling us that we are headed for catastrophe if we keep emitting CO2 and other greenhouse gases. But instead of heeding their warnings, we are asking for proof of the impending disaster.
Oceans have absorbed about a quarter of all CO2 emissions, or about 530 billion tons over the last 250 years. But add enough CO2 and you lower the pH, creating a less hospitable environment for many forms of sea life.
We have the technology to meet the goal. What we lack is the political will and we need that in spades to aggressively pursue all of the clean power technologies we have for efficiency and new power. We should be treating this like a war, but we clearly are not.