I need to check that one.
And about the dystopia. I just referred to a situation where we wont do much for the next 50-100 years.
Problem is not the scale, but the speed. You said “Not overnight”, but a time span of a 100 years is overnight for the planet. Besides, do you know what has usually happened after major climatic changes? Mass extinctions. Life will always prevail in some form, but large mammals, like us, are pretty vulnerable if ecosystems collapse.
Well, scientific consensus has been wrong many times. That does not justify to ignore it. You can’t walk around yelling something like: “well, science has been wrong before! I don’t believe in laws of physics anymore!”.
There is a slight chance that the science is wrong in this, and I sure hope it would be. But its a high risk game to assume something like this.
THIS is the exact problem wqe were stating. GDP/countries short term benefits and sceptisiscm in global politics will hinder many possibilities to control this phenomenon. Yes, US GDP will grow nicely for the next 10-20 years. Then what?