""Yes, I suppose it was hard to talk about, because it seemed like it broke down in one of two ways, because people were asking: Is it too late or not? And it seemed like this:
If it isn't too late, we don't have to do anything.
On the other hand, if it is too late, we don't have to do anything.
So either way, don't do anything. That was the problem with that way of putting the question. What we came to realize was that it was a false problem or a question put the wrong way, because there was never going to be a too late. It was always going to stay a question of better or worse. It was more a question of, okay, how fast can we act? How much can we save? Those are the questions we should be asking."
Blog reply by "President Phil Chase" in Sixty Days and Counting
by Kim Stanley Robinson [Sculpture "The Journey" by Luke lksilktaaryuk)