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One more comment that the good professor made at the very end of his interview. He said: "It's going to be at least 2 degrees C warmer, and it may well be 3 degrees or more."

I hold the view that we're focusing too much on decarbonization and not enough on defense against a significantly warmer climate.

Can Miami be defended with dikes? How about Boston or NYC - or other major oceanside metropolises? Those steps are also going to take a long time to define, fund, and implement. Where are the studies on that in the public mind? And steps to implement? Must populations be relocated?

What about agriculture? Which major producing areas will fade away at 2C or 3C scenarios? Where will the replacement fool supply come from?

What new seeds will be needed to better cope with higher temperatures and perhaps diminished water supplies? Are those developments underway? With sufficient funding?

What populations will have to be relocated for lack of food and water? Who will be responsible?

Given the outlook reinforced by this thread that decarbonization efforts will not be sufficient to avoid 2+C higher temperatures, these are just some of the questions that come to mind. How do we prepare?
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