"We’re collectively making decisions every day that make one of those futures more or less likely," says Gavin Schmidt of the three climate projections shown in this animation. Bottom left, how the world's temperatures will change if we decide to aggressively try to combat climate change; top, what happens if we work really hard; bottom right, what happens if we just keep trucking along as we are today. Why is this useful? "It’s important to note we do have an element of control," says Schmidt. "For better or worse, we are masters of our climate destiny. There are choices to be made."

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