The inertia in climate systems assures us that the climate in 2050 is already in the bag. Future years will slowly, slowly depend on the massive efforts the global community makes. Current global efforts are still going in the wrong direction, much less reducing emissions. Current efforts are about where they were 25 years ago, the effort peaked around 2008 with Al Gore and the Nobel Prize and has dropped since. Reality must be addressed in this incredibly complex problem. The “sky is falling” rhetoric is falling on deaf ears.