I am a scientist and it is much much worse than advertised. The science behind global warming is simple thermodynamics. I apply the well known equations equating CO2 atmospheric content to resulting temperature rise and I arrive at a much gloomier prediction about our future. The odds of a third year straight of record temperatures not being associated with global warming is one in 3,400,000. Expect Southern Canada to be like North Carolina by 2050. All bets are off if 2017 is hotter than 2016. That would be a worse case scenario.