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Climate change is here; what now?

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Yes, I am frightened by climate change. I read the executive summaries and press accounts of the latest studies and predictions, and my discomfort increases. Just this week came the National Climate Assessment, with its subsection outlining the effects of climate change already felt in the Northwest: average temperature up 1.3 degrees in a century, average snowpack down 20 percent since 1950, beetle-infested forests, intense wildfire, early runoff, reduced power production, rising sea levels, shrinking glaciers. Even accounting for the…

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