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“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late,” said Rajendra Pachauri, a scientist and economist who heads the IPCC. “What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.”

Dick Cheney wasn't in charge during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but he has presided over eight years of ignorance and inaction when it comes to this. Historians of the future will curse this regime.