|"It Can't Happen Here"|
The phrase indicates that climate is changing faster than anticipated.
Now, applying the phrase to political science, we see how difficult it is for the business as usual attitude to be changed so that people can become aware (The Donald University vs. The Lord GOP University).
Interestingly, since the climate deniers have now been voted into power like never before, this political climate change will perpetuate and give new meaning to the phrase "worse than previously thought."
Abrupt change in both politics and climate is still in our future:
"The vigorous, unbalanced melting supports the hypothesis that a significant increase in ocean heat influx into ASE sub-ice-shelf cavities took place in the mid-2000s. The synchronous but diverse evolutions of these glaciers illustrate how combinations of oceanography and topography modulate rapid submarine melting to hasten mass loss and glacier retreat from West Antarctica.(Rignot on W. Antarctica, Oct 26, 2016). Some things cannot be wished away or ignored away (Evolution From Left to Right, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
The Amundsen Sea embayment (ASE) continues to be the region with the largest net mass loss in Antarctica1,2, and some of the highest rates of ice shelf bottom melting. Evidence suggests that increased circulation of warm and salty Circumpolar Deep Water (CDW) in the cavities underneath the ice shelves is a main trigger of, and contributor to, ice loss in the region. The increased inflow of ocean heat and enhanced bottom ice melting in the cavities thins the ice shelves, contributing to grounding line retreat and weakening the contact with underlying bedrock, side margins, stabilizing ridges and pinning points such as ice rises. Consequently, the buttressing that the ice shelves afford their tributary glaciers diminishes causing the glaciers to accelerate and thin further, especially if the enhanced melting is concentrated near the grounding line."
Hunker down (A Tale of Coup Cities - 13).