Kirk Johnson in the New York Times reported that, 'In the New York metropolitan area and in other cities and states, ordinary people in corporations and government-engineers, teachers and bureaucrats-are quietly beginning to plan for a future in which climate and geography may be decidedly different.' There are signs that major insurance companies are responding to the potential risks from climate change as well.
Global warming: Acting in advance of government
While the diplomats stumbled over compliance mechanisms to curb global warming at The Hague, it increasingly appears that the public has crossed the line to believe we have entered a long, hot century. Polar melt down and extreme weather may ultimately be attributed to natural cycles, but don't look to the public and the institutions that respond to the public to do any more waiting for more scientific evidence of global warming.