Wow, I’m coming late to this party, too. This video (above) is, evidently, a couple years old and allegedly has over 7.5 million views on YouTube and inspired a book. It is, in short, the most concise and compelling argument for action on climate change I’ve seen. If you need something a bit more flesh and bone, you simply must check out the episode of PBS’ NOW from October 23, 2009 on the “catastrophic climate destabilization” in Bangladesh. Put these two videos together and the titular question is answered.
Now, ask yourself why these things are not paired together on the evening news?