As a sort of addendum to the earlier post of Naomi Klein, here is Noam Chomsky providing some necessary analysis of climate change science and the institutional barriers between where we are and where we need to be.  When you have Republican senators dismissing climate change science on the grounds that god has already guaranteed a bright future for planet Earth and its chosen people, one need not speculate why George Carlin famously declared “I’ve given up on my species.”