I look wistfully at a special edition from USA Today in the news rack. Says the cover:
ARE WE TOO LATE?
I look at the price, $4.95, and ask the clerk if it is correct. It seems a little much. Then, I decide I want it anyway, and bring it over to pay for it.
Days later, I conclude the news on the cover is worth more than $4.95. If the special edition were to carry no more than what it suggests on the cover, the message is important enough that $4.95 does not cover its worth.
Inside, I find a short article titled, TRUTH IS, THE DIE IS CAST ALREADY. At best, the article suggests, the damage is not terminal, but only crippling.
" 'We're committed to a path that is taking us into parts unknown, and there's no turning back,' says Gavin Schmidt, a NASA climatologist. 'There are only choices about how much of an unknown situation we put ourselves in.' "