Tales of a Warmer Planet

IT’S a mistake to think the climatic effects of our carbon emissions will be over within a few decades or centuries. Our intergenerational responsibilities run much deeper into the future.

In this new Anthropocene epoch, the “Age of Humans,” we have become so numerous, our technology so powerful, and our lives so interconnected that we are now a force of nature on a geological scale. By running our civilization on fossil fuels, we are both creating and destroying climates that our descendants will live in tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of years from now.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/tales-of-a-warmer-planet.html?mabReward=CTM&moduleDetail=recommendations-1&action=click&contentCollection=NYT+Now&region=Footer&module=WhatsNext&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&src=recg&pgtype=article

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