This presentation looks at recent reporting on sea level rise from South Padre Island, and the poorly understood statement in popular press about climate change being beyond the point of no return, or already being irreversible. This concept is based on carbon budgets for emissions reductions scenarios where negative emissions are not considered. In other words, No!, we are not beyond the point of no return yet. But, we do need to remove a lot of accumulated CO2 from our sky in addition to decarbonizing our global culture. See the presentation here.