The lede that has managed to get this past the journalists’ saliency filter is the frank assertion by the report that “Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present.”
Eli Brian at Rabett Run points out, the fact that the day to day weather is no longer falling into old patterns is increasingly a matter of experience, not just of abstruse technical argument.
I would say this loss of normalcy is more or less on schedule. Younger people, alas, may not remember just how stable a stable climate really was, and soon we will have a generation arrive that will not have any healthy climax ecosystems to experience either.
So yes, it’s no longer in the future. But it’s still mostly in the future. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Things are just getting warmed up, so to speak. Hang onto your hat.
(*) – The ongoing Showtime series deserves mention as a recent breakthrough as well.