The Time For Action Is Now
Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change will be significant, and increase over time. Human-induced warming is superimposed on a naturally varying climate.
The rise in temperature is not uniform and varies by region. Industrialized countries must take critical steps to reduce the amount of electricity consumed, since 80% of the world’s produced power starts as fossil fuel. It has become crucial that we make our things more energy-efficient; if we fail, the problem accelerates.
– Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change