1. There's an incredibly bleak - & misleading - climate doomsday article in @NYMag today. I have several problems with it. Short tweetstorm
2. @NYMag piece exaggerates ikely amount of warming we'll see this century. We're bending the curve down towards 3 degrees or less. Not 6.
3. It exaggerates impacts. Forecast for sea level rise this century is 1-2 meters. Not 100 meters as vaguely implied.
4. It massively underestimates human ingenuity. Climate could hit crop yields 30% this century. But we've raised them ~300% in last century
5. It talks about severe runaway climate feedback loops as if they were nearly certain, rather than being consider highly unlikely.
6. Finally, through combo of exaggeration and hopelessness, it turns away those in the middle we need to persuade. It makes action *harder*.
7. Let's be clear. Climate change is terrible. We're in for severe damage. There are great unknowns. But we're not hopeless or without tools
8. We've made huge climate strides. Business-as-usual used to mean 6 or 7 degrees C or warming. Now it looks like 3-4, and trending down.