Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben's op-ed on reigning in fossil fuels appeared in the LA Times.
From the article:
This math has a clear pragmatic meaning: We have to figure out how to keep that coal and oil and gas in the ground so it never gets burned, and the only way to do that is by speeding up the transition to renewable energy. That will require spending on research, and it will require a stiff price on carbon to spur conservation. That will be hard, but it's not impossible. Germany is the one big country that's taken this crisis seriously, and there were days this summer when it generated more than half its power from solar panels within its borders. Germany's program isn't perfect, but then, Germany doesn't have Florida and Arizona and New Mexico and the California desert.