What is your response to climate change being an existential threat to the human species?
Society's primary focus on economics tends to result in actions taken to yield immediate, short-term results. These actions often have unintended consequences which have significant long-term economic costs to mitigate and/or rectify, and thus negate the short-term benefits. If governments took a longer view, melding values along with economics, the debate would over the process/steps required to achieve future goals. Science has a role in defining the process and evaluating the proposed benefits. What more needs to be done on the scientific front to confirm global warming, its increasing rate of change, and its consequences?