It’s hard to worry about climate midnight when climate noon isn’t all that hot. Sun still quiet.
Op-eds like Talbott & Pascual’s, designed to instill fear, only prompt ridicule (in this particular example, well deserved). Bjørn Lomborg is so right on this point: If you are concerned about the effect that carbon-dioxide levels will have on global climate, don’t express your concerns in this way. Crying wolf hysterically only inures people to the threat.