I came across another statement this morning of that "you know you are in the future" variety:
(Nature) Enhanced silicate rock weathering (ERW), deployable with croplands, has potential use for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (CDR), which is now necessary to mitigate anthropogenic climate change1
The "now in the future part" is the "is now necessary to mitigate anthropogenic climate change." We probably have gone beyond the point where merely reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be enough. We probably really are at the stage where we need to actively take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. This was always contemplated as a future threshold that we would reach, until now.
So, the slower we act, the more dramatic the cure eventually needs to be.
The principles of justice define an appropriate path between dogmatism and intolerance on the one side, and a reductionism which regards religion and morality as mere preferences on the other. - John Rawls