Global Warming was shifted from even that moderate not-very-threatening term to Climate "Change’ for a very good reason. It was even less threatening, to the point of people falling asleep.
Probably because ‘change’ is related to your tires (no big deal), or your baby’s diaper (nasty but still not much of a big deal), or your socks and underwear (which may be nasty but that’s your problem). WORDS MATTER!
Catastrophic Climate Collapse is appropriate. Or Total Climatic Chaos. Maybe Planetary Climate Destruction would do as well. Perhaps.
I’m sure there are a lot of descriptions of the reality we are experiencing (NO, it’s happening now not ‘in 2100’ so to not worry too much about it right now means to watch tv go shopping drink plenty of beer!
Anybody paying attention to the science should be scared nearly spitless at this point. Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, all planetary glaciers, ocean acidification, Jet Stream… There is literally too much going off the rails to list and no I don’t care how many times Trump squeals about how smart he is. I’m a very fast touch typist speed reader with a good memory. I’d demolish him in a debate.
We are in deep, deep doo-doo and it is only going to get much, much worse much, much faster than ‘expected’ by the very conservative science community who never really wanted to rock the boat in their academic careers…A few did, they got creamed, and now they are turning out to be far more accurate than the others.
Scary reality, folks. It isn’t the future, it’s now. Want to vacation in Mozambique? Or Mexico City Florida? Or Puerto Rico? Or Paradise California (I hear property is cheap because it isn’t selling).