We are currently beginning to feel the impact of climate change. Quantitative measures of shifting precipitation patterns and weather are matching climate scientists predictions. New studies in Greenland are showing that the rate of climate change has been under estimated. When for example, the Greenland ice pack melts ocean levels will have risen by 23 feet. Shifting precipitation patterns will threaten water supplies for million of people. (For those who did not realize, our administrations withdrawal from the climate accord and the threat to India’s water supply was the the reason why India ‘ceremonially’ levied tariffs against us). The factors driving climate change are essentially a run-away global chemical reaction. Increased CO2 and methane causes greenhouse warming. We have reached the threshold levels required to initiate the self-sustaining chemistry which accelerates the rate of climate change.That warming increases ocean temperatures which disrupts prior stable currents. The disrupted currents and warmer ocean changes weather patterns and increases the release of methane from the huge amounts of methane sequestered in the oceans. The increased methane (which is much more dangerous than CO2) accelerates the process. The longer term effects to humanity are well, catastrophic. If only a fraction of the predicted 20 year impacts were to be realized, the humanitarian costs will be too high for us or the world to ignore. We need to take action now. We have to begin addressing the issues and come up with solutions. Time is running out and we have to do this right the first time.