One surprising thing that I learned from Dan Kammen was that the Day After Tomorrow Movie is not an exaggeration and that we could have real life serious consequences towards our actions regarding the climate in the near future. It was also somewhat surprising that we have never seen changes in the climate as rapidly as recently, as humans have caused the earth to change rapidly. I had previously thought that a doomsday scenario was not likely or possible in this century but more likely several centuries from now.
One thing I was left curious was from Gina McCarthy was how she said that in order for people to have the motive to make significant changes in their daily lives to better the climate, they have to make it relative to their lives. Is it possible for the general population to take action if the negative consequences of their actions were mainly felt after their time as passed. For example, theoretically, if people did not start dying from climate change until several generations from now, would it be possible to have the general population concerned about the harm they are inflicting on the climate?