The report has been released by the international network of climate scientists that puts the cause on human activity as being "very likely" (90% probability). I've been holding judgement on this issue for a long time, but this report has forced me to accept that Global warming has to be addressed as probably the most important crisis our civilization has ever been faced with. Immediate action has already been implemented by the world's more responsible and forward thinking corporations, but the culture in general continues to proceed as if this is a less than important factor in their decisions. As an old-school conservative, I am strongly urging all of us to finally get our heads out of the sand on this issue. You wouldn't pick a stock that has a 90% chance of losing money. You wouldn't send your kid to a school where 90% of graduates can't get a good job. Why on Earth would you ignore this report? â€śIn our daily lives, we all respond urgently to dangers that are much less likely than climate change to affect the future of our children,â€ť said Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, which administers the panel along with the World Meteorological Organization. When you combine the likely disasterous effects of continued climate change, with the evidence of the effects of environmental toxins in the population (increased rates of alzheimers, autism, and other neural-developmental maladies), how can one make the arguement against changing the way we do business and live our lives? I know it's hard for us to accept change, but these changes that will be required of us will be nothing to the changes our future generations will need to make if we do nothing.