Garbage accumulating on the softening shores of Greenland

The Belchatów power plant in Poland

With the largest climate change meetings in world history beginning today, it is absolutely essential that our world leaders take significant action. Domestic polls show that Americans' worries with respect to climate change are evaporating, which comes as little surprise given the general public's now, now, now mentality. I mean, Tiger has another lover ready to tell her story!

I fully understand that we're battling economic horrors and two wars overseas, but if we want to save future generations, we must address this right now. We can't look to a decade from now. Or even five years. Now. Obama made this promise. Let's see if he can live up to this one.