February 08, 2007

After the Climate Breakthrough: What Do We Do Now?
February 7, 2007 5:39 AM
Many people in our line of work* are feeling a bit giddy these days. Some, myself included, are talking in terms of a "sea change," "tipping point," "the wave is breaking" and the like. There is a kind of electricity in the air, a sense that many things previously considered impossibly difficult and infeasible are now just around the political-and-economic corner. As one friend put it, "For years I have felt like Sisyphus, pushing the boulder up the hill only to have it roll down again. For the first time, the boulder seems not only to be staying on top, but even to be rolling down the other side."
And the reason for all this optimism? Climate change has hit the big time.