“The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large margin. Greenland’s massive ice sheet melted more this spring than researchers have ever seen. Warming seas are turning once-majestic coral reefs into ghostly underwater graveyards. And scientists are warning that sea levels could rise far faster than anyone expected by the end of the century, with severe impacts for coastal communities around the globe.” That’s WaPo’s lede as we head towards an Earth Day signing of the breakthrough climate accord. It’s a good start. The trouble is that Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes. (Let’s hope it doesn’t go all in.)