[Mann] There is no room anymore to have a good faith discussion about whether the problem is real.
...[Blakemore] So, in other words the longer we delay, every day we delay according to the scientists, it makes it more costly. Tell us about that — why it is “a crime against humanity” in that sense, from your point of view.
Mann: I mean, I think it might be something even larger and greater than that. I think it’s a crime against the planet. But it’s certainly a crime against humanity in the sense that, you know, we talk about the tobacco industry, and how the CEOs knowingly lied under oath to Congress about whether or not they were aware of the fact that their product was killing people.
...And frankly, many of us who talk about this issue have been saying for a number of years where we have to bring emissions to a peak within the next few years, and then we have to ramp them down dramatically in the decades to come. Well, you know what? It’s actually a few years now. That means we have to basically bring our emissions to a peak now and begin ramping them down. And we do need to transition away from the fossil fuel economy that we’ve, you know.