The perfect can be the enemy of the good, but here moderation or “probity” might turn out to be the enemy of life. In the midst of all the conditionals and uncertainties, one thing that can be said about mainstream climate science is that it has always been behind the curve, always catching up with the moving reality on the ground. The facts have repeatedly aligned with radical predictions, like those of the scientist James Hansen, who is now talking about the oceans boiling off and leaving the earth lifeless.
Capitola, Calif., April 3, 2013
A few hours ago we were going to drown, but now the oceans are going to boil away.