How much more glacial melting can the planet stand?
by Lawrence Torcello and Michael Mann, The Conversation, October 21, 2014
Industrial civilization must become technologically, economically, politically, and morally sustainable to hold the earth’s temperature below 2 °C (3.6 °F) higher than its preindustrial average. The problem is not insurmountable. It is possible, then, that we’ll benefit in the long run from having to deal with human-caused global warming, by being forced to mature politically and ethically.