There’s no guarantee that we’ll be successful, but we owe it to our allies across the planet -- many of whom are already feeling the impacts of climate change -- to resist the chorus of cynics and keep hope alive. As Nelson Mandela said, "It always seems impossible until it’s done.” The 350 network has pulled off the impossible before -- now's the time to step up the pressure again. (The figure 350 is the carbon dioxide level in parts per million by volume we cannot exceed or there will be dire consequences. Oh, we are nearing 400 ppm and increasing by a couple of points per year.)
Oh, well, I did warn you this was sure to happen on the eve of the opening ceremonies last week. I sometimes hate to be right!
The market tumbled today, the Dow Jones Industrials down 199 to 11,998, with world exchanges also all down, especially Europe. Gold sund $25/toz to $1714, and so did oil, the WTI now at $98/barrel and the Brent Spot at $108/barrel.