Al Gore Proposes A Solution

Many of us have heard the grumbling about "Inconvenient Truth," that it well outlines the problem with Climate Change in highly consumable style, but proposes nothing in the way of a solution. Mr Gore has just published an extensive op. ed. piece in the New York Times. In the last half, he outlines the 'only approach that will work.' Highlights of the solution, from Moving Beyond Kyoto, are below the fold."...our next president must immediately focus on quickly concluding a new and even tougher climate change pact. We should aim to complete this global treaty by the end of 2009 — and not wait until 2012 as currently planned."

The focus of the new pact should be to cut "... global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy Earth."

"A new treaty will still have differentiated commitments, of course; countries will be asked to meet different requirements based upon their historical share or contribution to the problem and their relative ability to carry the burden of change. This precedent is well established in international law, and there is no other way to do it."

Via:: New York Times
Image credit:: Planet Venus, NASA (to illustrate the simile drawn by Mr. Gore in his op ed piece)