Climate change as paradigm shift

Things sometimes happen which change forever the condition of being alive in a particular era. Events, like the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the Cuban Missile Crisis, or 9/11, have had both a real and symbolic impact on the Western Imagination and have geopolitical, social and cultural consequences, that change the whole world forever. Why is it, that such events, for all our scenario planning, visualising, mapping and data mining techniques, are so unpredictable? Is there any ethical or moral teleology in the global transformation process called climate change? What does it mean to understand climate change as cultural change? What might the long-term psychological effect of this be? Can we begin to forsee where it all might end?