We will have company if it is. I think the next ten years will change the mentality of humanity for better or worse. Either we pull it together to save what we can of our own habitat or we devolve into a rather savage insensitivity where those who suffer will not expect help from those who are suffering less. Famine and fury appear on the horizon. Add to them, plagues and sweltering crippling heat that is only just beginning in ten years but will be inescapable in twenty and a merciless killer in thirty and the world we know will be unrecognizable.
Of course that is the optimistic view. It may be worse than that. It may get hotter much much faster. The permanent end of cold winters in the USA in ten years? The loss of maybe 40% of our forest cover in ten years bad? Let’s hope not but we actually don’t know. We underestimated climate change thanks to the denialists. We are behind the curve and it happens faster than we ever predicted.
The world becomes science fiction…
…and the future will overwhelm us.