…t, about the true power of our predictive capabilities. Also, some discussion about how it could be possible to adapt to a changing climate would be nice, rather than only assuming either there’s no problem/nothing can be done, or we can/should only focus on completely preventing it.
This is a topic area that is grossly under discussed. I do think we also need to be more open and honest about the fact that there will be some massive “winners” in even the most drastic climate change scenarios. The farmer in Canada for instance who can now grow x crop for x longer weeks and increase his yield and profits x-fold is not going to be nearly as upset about the situation as the dude in Florida whose beachfront condo is now under water. I am no climate change apologist and I absolutely get and believe (though I hate using that word in the context of scientific facts which I constantly point out are not about beliefs at all) the scientific consensus on climate change, it is happening and it is accelerating. Like you however I think the uncertainly level around specific impacts to specific persons living in specific regions is much higher than the uncertainty around the causes and overall global effects.