Unless we suck enough carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, the planet won’t drop to the CO2 targets that are probably too high anyway. And in case you have a feeling we have a chance of hitting those targets by 2100, consider that to do so, China, India, Europe, and the US will not only have to take on their energy industries and take on the huge amount of economic pain necessary to meet those targets.
Maybe there is some dream technology that will come up and we’ll have some great energy source. But what happens if not?
Then it means even worse warming, which means worse more powerful storms, more damage, higher ocean levels, more death, less arable land, dying and acidifying oceans.
So what then? Are we going to let that happen?
And so I think about this and my next thought is – what a great premise for a story!