This Associated Press report from the Houston Chronicle, lays it out about as well as it could be said.
The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.
"The time window (for reaching that goal) is closing, closing," said United Nations undersecretary for environment Achim Steiner. And the cost of getting to that goal "is increasing, increasing."
We either have to find a way to live on this Earth, right now, or we have to find a place to die on this Earth. It's that simple. It really is.