With the release of the most recent IPCC Report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “the debate on global warming is over.” Our planet is getting measurably warmer day by day and year by year, and human activity is overwhelmingly considered to be the primary cause. The carbon emissions (CO2 and methane) are the most potent and prevalent of the ‘greenhouse gasses’, which are the by-products of our fossil-fuel based energy system, which supports transportation, electricity production, manufacture, heating and cooling applications, and virtually all of the present economic activity of the nations of the world. The scientific consensus would have been expressed as a 99% certainty that human activity was the cause, except for the insistance of 3 nations that it be diluted to a 90% certainty (US, Australia and Saudi Arabia).The second IPCC Report of 2007 goes even further in detailing the kinds of ecological consequences to be expected. These consequences include the possible dislocation or extinction of from 20-30% of all species on earth. Those species that can migrate will have to do so to survive. Those which effectively cannot may perish. In addition, the increasing acidity of the oceans from absorption of excessive CO2 will threaten coral reefs and plankton, the entire base of the earth’s marine food chain.