I'm not convinced you care about the future either. There are much more important problems than global warming such as overpopulation, poverty, destruction of arable land, habitat destruction, corruption of human society, nuclear proliferation, and environmental pollution. A key problem with climate change mitigation is that these greater problems are routinely compromised for token efforts in climate change mitigation.
No, the key problem here is don't understand the wide range of consequences and impacts climate change will have. Overpopulation is an issue that will be made much worse by climate change (migration). Poverty will be made worse by climate change. Arable land destruction will be made worse (already seeing some of that and it's only going downhill from there). Habitat destruction will be worse (goes without saying). So on and so forth.
Humans are terrible when it comes to assessing long range threats. Most people simply have no concept of how much everything today relies on our formerly stable climate. When you hear those estimates of trillions, it's not some off the cuff number. Really smart people sat down and researched the chain of consequences.
Worse, this isn't a problem we can magically make "go away". At best it would take decades of dedicated effort to undo the damage of the past 150 or so years. So when we get to that "oh shit" moment, not only are we ill equipped to actually do anything about, there will be an additional several decades after that where things will get worse due to the lag in the climate system.
If we deal with these other problems, then untrammeled climate change is not a big deal. Human societies, particularly modern ones readily adapt to conditions that changed on the centuries long time scales we speak of. If we don't deal with these problems because we're putting our resources in preventing climate change instead, we would still face disaster.
Bullshit. All it would take is a slightly altered change to mid-level jet stream patterns and most of humanity would be seriously fucked. The largest food exporters on the planet rely on a stable climate to produce said food. The small percent of arable land that produces most of the world's food is within a narrow band of latitudes. A small change and bam, drought. We already had a small taste of that when Russia ceased exports a few years ago due to extreme heat and drought. Imagine if the same thing were to occur in the US midwest where the aquifers are already pretty much exhausted.
Human societies have FAILED in the face of regional climate changes. Entire empires have collapsed due to drought. Computers and iPhones are not edible.
The status quo does a good job of fixing these other problems while climate change mitigation efforts have been notorious for being harmful and counterproductive, prioritizing extremely weak climate change mitigation over the bigger problems.
I think the fundamental bankruptcy of your beliefs is that you can't show that your so-called "give a damn" is better than doing absolutely nothing. It's not fair to the people who don't think so much about the future, when you do and come up with ideas worse than doing nothing.
More BS. Other than a couple countries who have gone ahead with renewable initiatives jack shit has been done to reduce the carbon footprint, as evidenced by the never ending increase in atmospheric CO2. It's a global problem, and requires global solutions but we're to socially retarded as a species to work on that scale.
Check that, some organizations like the US military that actually do make long term plans have been preparing mitigation efforts. They're realists. They know nothing will be done about it, so might as well be ready when the shit hits the fan.