Accelerated Climate Change: it *is* our fault.
So I just read ‘Fraser’s Penguins’ by Fen Montaigne, and apart from it giving me the sudden desire to draw penguins everywhere (and also to see Antarctica up close and personal, like maybe from a helicopter so I could escape as fast as necessary), it was also a great and horrifying picture of what happens when global warming goes super-fast. I’m not going to go into details, but you should give it a read if you’d like some firsthand tales of what a rapid temperature change can do, even if it doesn’t seem like much. (Also, Tim Flannery’s ‘The Weather Makers’ for some nice long-term perspective.)
blah blah blah it is our fault blah blah blah.
Seriously, geological time should not be visible to us. At this point, it’s not so much a ‘let’s prevent anything bad from happening’ as ‘oh shit oh shit we need to prevent this from getting worse’.