How we (almost) stopped climate change

I am a little bit late out of the starting blocks, but last week’s (August 5) entire issue of The New York Times Magazine was devoted to a single article, “Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. A tragedy in two acts,” by Nathaniel Rich, with remarkable (and depressing) aerial photographs by George Steinmetz. If you read nothing else, read the Epilogue, which about sums up what a botch we made of the solution during the years 1979-1989. And, by all means, look at the photographs and read the captions.