Sometimes I take the privilege of writing very personally in my blog, as a greying pointy-headed academic. Given the dire warnings of the latest IPCC report, this is a personal plea for political action by all political parties. Stop your ideological posturing, traditional federal/provincial conflicts and let’s get moving to the light: a carbon neutral economy. We have the technology, as Rachel Cleetus, policy director for the Union of Concerned Scientists argues that most of the technology we need to make the change to a carbon-free society exists or is in development. We even have a Canadian roadmap, so please let’s leap forward, rather than merely edge forward.