When the new norm is catastrophic flooding and the loss of six-hundred square miles of forest, all in the space of a week, we know there's a need for urgent action.
In Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweile in Germany, the loss of life and the Biblical scale floods are shocking. News agencies talk of better warning systems, preparing better - the reluctance of the Greens to automatically blame climate change. But what are we preparing for, exactly.
For the sake of everyone on earth, the time for platitudes and bemused and apologetic politics is over. Sidestepping the issues that faces humanity, the future of our children, is an act of moral failure. Dozens of people have died in Germany, and in Oregon, USA, the loss of prime forest is devastating news.
End the lie of Capitalists. They are serving their own interests. Only this week it came to light that the Democratic Senator Minchin owns millions in oil stocks. Is it any wonder he's blocking proposals to stop climate change.