That said, I'm looking forward to the “Solutions” section that Ross Gelbspan is going to add to this blog in the coming months. There is much we can do without resorting to hair shirts and self-flagelation. But, as Monbiot says, only when we stop lying to ourselves - and each other - about the nature and scope of the challenge.
The Scam of Global Warming Is That We Pay Others For Our Complacency
The most destructive effect of the carbon offset trade is that it allows us to believe we can carry on polluting
George Monbiot, The Guardian (UK), Jan. 22, 2006
[A] study published last week in Nature showed, to everyone's astonishment that plants produce methane, a greenhouse gas… But while this study does nothing to threaten global warming theory … it should shake our confidence in one of our favourite means of tackling it: paying other people to clear up the mess we've made.