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This review is from: Storms of My Grandchildren (Kindle Edition)
I came away from reading this book feeling profoundly pessimistic, yet I cannot fault the science - it's whether human attitudes can change sufficiently quickly to undo (some of the) damage that has been caused already. On reflection, I can be fairly optimistic for older people who are alive now, but the future for our progeny looks far bleaker.
Apart from the loss of relatively stable weather patterns (remembered from our childhood), my generation will not suffer the full brunt of what is already happening to the climate. Although we could have taken notice of Hansen and his fellow climatologists three decades ago, we didn't - not even as an insurance policy. To date, many of my contemporaries have done very little apart from argue about what types of energy generation are "sustainable" (solar, wind, gas, bio, nuclear, etc). There is a place for all of these technologies and we should have been researching, planning and building rather than attempting to belittle those we favour less. No wonder the climate change deniers have had such an easy ride.
Future generations are therefore likely to curse all of us as their lives become increasingly uncomfortable and unpredictable. The reference in Hansen's book to "grandchildren" is poignant.