Mitigation, adaptation … and suffering. And climate change as a “clear and present danger to civilization.

Lonnie G. Thompson

This from one of America’s, and the world’s, most highly respected climatologists, Ohio State University’s Lonnie G. Thompson.

Such language is rare for Thompson.

Perhaps for the first time, Thompson suggests there is no choice. We will have all three. Policy response?

The only question is how much we will mitigate, adapt, and suffer.

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