David Wallace-Wells' new book, The Uninhabitable Earth is an expansion of his 2017 article in New York magazine (annotated version here). As you might gather from the title, he paints a bleak picture of the coming climate catastrophe. He is a journalist, but he has done his homework--the facts he presents are extensively annotated. The short list of coming attractions includes hunger, drowning, wildfire, heat death, fresh water shortage, economic collapse, mass migrations, unbreathable air, war and more. It's difficult to comprehend the enormity of problem; it's worse than you think.
While we are constantly hearing about new technological solutions, the bottom line is not promising. About half the greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere have occurred in the past 30 years, well after scientists sounded the alarm about the threat of global warming. Newer clean power sources are being used, but the world's appetite for power is also increasing, and old technologies are not being phased out nearly fast enough. The total, world-wide output of solar power is roughly being consumed by bitcoin mining. An MIT study showed that at our current adoption rate, it would take 400 years to replace old technology with clean energy. We don't have 400 years.
A possible ray of hope is this: while there is some scientific uncertainty as to the behavior and interaction of certain feedback loops in the planet's climate, the greatest source of future uncertainty is what humans are going to do about it, if anything. The technology exists to slow and even stop the march toward oblivion, but to do so will require a world-wide political commitment on a scale which has never been seen before. It's not impossible, but it sure doesn't look likely to me.