JoeS wrote: . . .
As far as what to do about it, I'm afraid that I consider it imperative that we globally institute dramatic changes NOW to halt greenhouse-gas emissions. I (thankfully?) won't be around to see the consequences of such present-day inaction. In this TED Talk, Michael Shellenberger presents a compelling case for nuclear power:
I couldn't agree more except that nuclear politics tend to kill the projects and while I won't be around either, my kids, nephews, and nieces will be. Its a grim scenario that we put them into.