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Bill McKibben wrote the first book for a general audience on global warming in 1989. A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he has written a dozen more books, and leads the organization of global climate change protests. ALL POSTS

Left to wonder

They have a remarkable chance to earn a place in history. Sometime some historian is going to look back and say: how did we let the planet heat like this once we knew it was happening? The Democrats won't get particularly high marks -- this is the first significant legislation they've tried in the 20 years of the global warming era, and it's weak in so many ways. But the Republicans? People will just shake their heads in wonder.

By Bill McKibben  |  November 2, 2009; 1:58 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg     Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Actually, I predict in a few years, people will have the same reaction to this as they now do to the Y2K scare.

They'll say "how could we have fallen for this..."

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | November 8, 2009 11:14 PM
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