This is an op-ed by Simon Lewis, a well respected scientist in the UK. In this piece he lays out the stark conditions we are already facing due to climate change. We have only warmed 1 degree Celsius and the devastation is already enormous. We are on track for a 3-4C warmer world by the end of the century. Mr. Lewis argues that only through political change can we avoid the worst.
Is that wishful thinking: will people vote for a complete dismantling of our current way of life? In the near future, we will face additional extremely difficult questions.