The climate is nearing tipping points. Changes are beginning to appear and there is a potential for explosive changes, effects that would be irreversible, if we do not rapidly slow fossil-fuel emissions over the next few decades.
Burning all the fossil fuels will destroy the planet we know, Creation, the planet of stable climate in which civilization developed.
...chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to [should] be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature; [Hansen] accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.
The fact is fossil fuel carbon will stay in the surface climate system for millennia.
It's as certain that as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, we will just keep burning them.
Rising carbon price is essential to 'decarbonize' the economy - to remove the nation towards the era beyond fossil fuels.
What has become clear from the science is that we cannot burn all of the fossil fuels without creating a very different planet.
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