the burning continents
We have about twenty years left of "business as usual", IOW, that period of post-peak fossil fuel extraction where we will have enough power to stave off the early effects of climate change via such dodges as artificial cooling, synthesized fertilizers to compensate for lost crop production, etc.
That game cannot be won, however. As effective fossil fuel supplies constantly decline climate change effects will be increasing, so the descent into disruption will accelerate geometrically. This year's warming effects are based on the effects of emissions from largely before 1960 or so. Try to imagine what it will be like when the planet is beginning to feel the onslaught of the effects of the emissions from peak petroleum where we bunt more fuels in 50 years than in all of human history.
One thing is already very clear: the majority of the interiors of the continents will be effectively uninhabitable fairly soon, certainly by 50 years, and more likely 30. They will be similar to the Australian Outback of today, or the middle-eastern arid regions. Only the well-adapted will remain there. The margins of the continents, already heavily-populated, will become far more so, very soon.
How to prepare for that?