I'm curious as to how the remainder of the century will pan out: will extreme weather events including hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, forest fires become more intense? Will they become more frequent? Will the geographical patterns for those events change? Will a whole new scale of weather extremity become a daily reality?
Just how much of a challenge will climate change pose to human societies?
Will social and economic life as we know it today be rendered impossible by the end of the century?
Here I say, no. Our existing systems (at least as I understand them) would still work fine. What needs to happen, though, is a shift in priorities among people and consumers themselves and a shift toward tighter regulations and protections from those we elect into office (i.e. vote FOR clean air and water instead of FOR unregulated casino-esque activity for the already wealthy businesses incentivized to pollute more).
Will we stick to the 2C projection or hit 7C or above?