It’s not that we’re going to destroy all life by ignoring the perils of climate change, it’s that we’re going to destroy ourselves. This comic by Humon over at DeviantArt pretty much sums it up:
It’s always amazing how concisely a well written and drawn comic can make a point. The planet will survive and life along with it. Sure, we’ll take a number of species down along with us, but the planet will recover. That’s assuming we don’t do anything about it. If we’re lucky, and smart enough to realize what we’re doing, we just might survive after all.
But it’s going to get a lot nastier before it gets better if we keep going the way we are and the Universe, let alone Gaia, doesn’t give a shit if we make it or not.