The amazing thing is that the solution to the crisis is known and simple: put a big fat price on climate pollution.
The United Nations' 19th annual climate change meeting is coming soon to Warsaw, Poland. Expectations are high that this conference -- like the other 18 that preceded it -- will fail to do anything meaningful to slow humanity's head long rush towards a full-blown climate crisis.
In my opinion, everything you really need to know about the effectiveness of the United Nations' multi-decade efforts to stop climate change can be seen in my chart above. It shows the unrelenting rise in CO2 in the atmosphere along with the annual UN Conference of Parties (COP) climate meetings for each year.