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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ted Turner: We're one run down at the bottom of the 7th. Not doing [anything] is suicidal.

Ted Turner on Charlie Rose: not doing [anything about climate change] will be catastrophic!

3 comments: said...

This was in June 2008 and there was a lot of buzz about him exaggerating that didn't help the cause. It makes climate worriers look like nutbars. said...

This is from June 2008 and doesn't help at all.

Tenney Naumer said...

The thing is that he is right. Not doing anything is suicidal. It is not an option. The nuts are the ones who say we should do nothing. They are the nutbars. And we should call them nutbars.

Now, it is the end of 2010, and time is running out to do something.

I had one person write to me and tell me that we were at the bottom of the 9th and 20 runs down.

I suggested we say that we are at the bottom of the 7th and 10 runs down, as that would leave an inkling of hope, instead of none at all.

The science says we are in big trouble.

If you read James Hansen's book, "Storms of My Grandchildren," you will find that he makes this point about time running out emphatically clear in the preface, no less.

All signs now point to a climate, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, that is being pushed past the tipping point. Nothing is being down about it at this time and for the foreseeable future.

I believe in facing facts. Ted Turner was in no way exaggerating. He gets it.