It’s a certainty now that the future is going to be very difficult.
Nobody in North America, or for the matter, anywhere in the world is going to escape.
The new normal will include this weekends events, as a massive thunderstorms pummel the Eastern U.S., with lightning, hail, and extreme wind.
There were over 600 reports of extreme winds as a very fast moving storm traveled over 600 miles in just 10 hours.
Additional reading that I’ve done reveals that these type of effects / events are what the present / future will look like, indefinitely. That may seem extreme, but essentially what we’ve done is create changes that will last thousands of years. All that carbon dioxide we’ve dumped into the atmosphere, will stay there for thousands and thousands of years… The warming isn’t going to “stop” for a long time.
The significance of this should not be lost on anyone. A lot of people are assuming climate changes are “temporary”. Uh uh…. It’s permanent for all intents and purposes, as far as humans are concerned.
There is also a widespread view that we can fix this easily enough. Another uh uh…. Whatever we “do” (if anything), has also got to be permanent (performed indefinitely).
Essentially, if governments want to do geoengineering properly, they have to make a pact to do so forever, no matter what the side effects are or what else happens in the world. Modeling Geoengineering
This actually means “failure”, as we simply cannot expect to geoengineer the climate “forever”. In other words, the planet will heat up — no matter what.