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Losing Another Decade

By Robert Koehler

“We cannot afford to lose another decade.”

My God. There’s more darkness in this quote than the New York Times intended. I winced when I read these words of Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chairman of the committee that wrote the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which the Times quoted in a recent editorial headlined “Running Out of Time.”

Suddenly, 10 years felt vital, alive with possibility. Edenhofer wasn’t referring to some abstract decade embedded in the history of the human race, or the history of the planet, but 10 years gouged out of our own lifetimes and …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green