Same old G8? - or - Will it be gr8?
Thanks to Avaaz, I have been alerted to the possibility that the G8 could do something really great - they could decide to stop subsidising the destruction of an effectively-functioning global ecosystem and invest in renewable energy instead. The Carbon Age needs to be consigned to history - otherwise we will be.
Fossil fuels will run out anyway one day but, now that we now burning them is bringing 12,000 years of climate stability to an end - stability that made settled agriculture, cities, and modern civilisation possible - I think it would be a good idea to stop.