The short answer? Yes, it’s gravely worse.
That's according to American author David Wallace-Wells who believes there is a jarring gap between academic research and how climate change is represented in the media.
His new book, worryingly titled, ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ is a warning that simply more can and must be done.
In a wide-ranging interview with ITV News Science Editor Tom Clarke, Wallace-Wells describes how he became a “quasi-activist” during his research; how an alarmist approach can be effective; the damning failure of the Paris Agreement and how China could play a key role in reducing global warming.