Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
was quoted in an AP article
â€œWhat the report establishes is that the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is already above the threshold that can potentially cause dangerous climate change,â€ Flannery told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. late Monday. â€œWe are already at great risk of dangerous climate change, thatâ€™s what these figures say. Itâ€™s not next year or next decade, itâ€™s now.â€
At this point, even zero emissions from this point forward may not be enough to reverse damage to the planet.