Are you a global warming optimist?

He’s not a global warming denier, but Larry Brilliant is optimistic about the path of global warming because he has seen the world come together to stop another seemingly insurmountable problem:

It should make you optimistic that small pox no longer exists because it was the worst disease in history….in the summer of love, 1967, 2 million children died from small pox. It is not ancient history.

He says, if people from 30 countries can unite, work together and eliminate a disease that killed 500 million people in the 20th century alone, you should feel optimistic about our ability to stop global warming.

Do you think we can stop global warming? We’re talking about climate change at 10:06 today.

And here is a preview of our guest, Michael Lemonick’s new book: