Here is the temperature rise that is associated with the consumption curve fits I discussed earlier, based on how the mean IPCC projection varies with past consumption. The minimum and mean IPCC projections are shown for comparison.
Clearly, the worst cases for the climate, and our planet, are the projections with the most growth in consumption. Recall that the black and teal lines were most likely to require settlement of space; this would become imperative if the world became uninhabitable as a result.
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