The trends toward new climate are steepening, and Al has renewed his presentation with this fresh, passionate talk at last month’s TED conference. In it he speaks to the need for us to make changes at the political level, to insist that our government respect the urgency of the situation and act to immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The facts about the climate speak for themselves. But we now have an opportunity to be the generation – the people living on earth at this critical juncture – that can take the actions required to reverse the catastrophic trends. We don’t want a new climate; we want to keep the one that has allowed so much life to thrive on the planet for so long.

Take a look. It’s stirring stuff, straight from the heart.