Ms. Weaver, thank you for adding your voice and your thoughts on the urgency of need to address and redress climate change.
Biogenic carbon contributions to the atmosphere are a re-circulating system more or less equivalent to water evaporating and falling again as rain. Fossil carbon, naturally sequestered in the rocks for thousands or millions of years is tilting the chemical balance of the atmosphere. But the explanations are less important than the fact that climate change is happening and is clearly fated to have negative effects.
ALGAE = FOOD + FUEL
What the argumentative folks seem to miss is that this is a “crisis that should not be a missed opportunity”. The opportunity is for an economic revitalization that rebalances economics from centralized corporate control of energy sources to distributed local sources of energy. One of the best for carbon is carbon capture and storage in the form of algae (which uses no fresh water unlike most land crops). Smokestacks, power plants and more can feed the algae with their CO² (which can itself be from organic sources eventually), the best part being that despite the red-herring from opponents of biofuels, algae provides BOTH FOOD AND FUEL, and fertilizer and cattle feed, and biochemicals.
The algae biofuel alternative is dispropotionately under-publicized considering the incredible real benefits. It would be wonderful if you and other prominent voices would become supporters.
Meanwhile, thanks for your thoughtful concern.