I recently got re-invigorated to study climate change, and as is my wont I decided to look for data from "unimpeachable" sources, download it, and do statistical and visual analysis on my own.
I don’t like accepting authority or the so-called "scientific consensus" without double-checking. And I like data visualization and "data science". (I have publications in these areas but am skeptical of any discipline that has to add "science" to its name for credibility).
I look for myself, then generate questions to ask specialists who've spent their careers investigating these matters in which I’m just dabbling.
However, in reality, in very early 2020 I moved from San Francisco to Palm Springs California. Palm Springs is very hot in the summer (occasionally close to 120ºF). I was worried this might have been a bad move: That it might become unlivable before too long because of climate change (in this case warming).
There’s also a property in northeastern California I’m involved in where fire is a concern, access to water is an issue, etc. It too gets quite hot in the summer. We are concerned about the climate and how it might impact this property (I may want to, for instance, retire there).