The total economic cost of climate change in the United States will be major and nationwide in scope, but remains uncounted, unplanned for and largely hidden in public debate. Vote smart, save the planet: Whatever any of us does individually matters a tiny bit, but when leaders change the rules, you get scale change across the whole marketplace. Invasive, indeed: Some people may live lightly on the land, but the demands of the world's population as a whole consume nearly a quarter of Earth's total biological productivity. More on Heat by George Monbiot and The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock. More and more on Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger. Alan Weisman's The World Without Us has clicked with more than just the green scene — just as he'd hoped. An interview with Ted Turner on the future of the planet. It’s important not to identify the "fate of the earth" with the crisis facing our particular species. The earth and its biosphere will carry on, but in a shape we find unfriendly. A review of Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet by Ted Nield.