The future seems bleak in a lot of ways when you consolidate all of the effects that are taking place in important ecosystems around the world. Regions such as this one in the "coffee belt" are especially dismal. If it's not cool enough, the coffee plant won't be able to mature and then say goodbye to your cortado cause that shit is only going to be for the uber rich.
It is interesting to think about what IS going to thrive though. We are moving toward a future plein of algae, bugs, and marmots (apparently)(1). As a species, how are WE going to adapt to live in this new food web? I don't think we are at a lack of human innovation, but merely human acceptance. Isn't not that we can't think of a solution, it's that the solution won't be adopted because it's not the "norm."
Although the propensity of millennials facilitates a higher acceptance rate for things like protein bars made from cricket flour (2), or "alternative" life styles, do we have enough the luxury of time for people to accept new habits on their own terms? I'm not sure if there is even a solution to that other than something along the lines of martial law. Could it be favorable?