The world's growing heat is supercharging clouds with evaporation moisture, contributing to flood, drought and atmospheric tempest.
We should fear "energy policy poverty," the unintended results of which may be shoveling the mud of a rain-gorged stream out of your family's living room, paying much more than in the past for agricultural products that are now more expensive to grow, or coming back from a hurricane shelter to find your house obliterated.
"We have five to 10 years before emissions must peak and drop or the process becomes unstoppable," Grist reporter David Roberts said last year.
"We're stuck between the impossible and the unthinkable . . . your job is to make the impossible possible."