mediaTo the mainstream media, whose editors and reporters are in lockstep with certain political ideologies and social mores, global warming/climate change is an inevitable apocalyptic nightmare looming just over the horizon. This was in evidence again recently, as most media around the country breathlessly reported the details of a just-released UN report that world leaders have just a couple of years left to act to reduce man-made carbon emissions or we’re all going to die a horrible, smog-filled death. “There is potential for crossing a threshold that leads to large system changes, and that’s a very unknown world that has severe consequences,” declared Kelly Levin, a scientist who studies climate change impacts at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., regarding the report’s findings. More