Yes, as Wyote mentioned; assuming humans survive, we will experience a lot of cataclismic climate events, in the next 1000years.
Throughout the last 4.5 billion years (age of the earth), the globe has gone through fluctuations of global warming and global cooling. Our planet is a complex, dynamic system that is in a constant state of change. Furthermore, the solid, liquid, gaseous, and organic realms of Earth are closely interlinked. A change in one part of the system is likely to affect other parts. However we a currently experiencing a very significant unique climate change. This is the first climate change in the whole of Earth's past that is being caused (primarily) by the human population. The globe is experiencing significant changes in climate, thus resulting in extreme weather events, such as the tsunami in S.E Asia, the drought in Australia or Hurricane Katrina in USA. The recent earthquake in Pakistan, isn't a result of climate change. That earthquake is just a result of plate tectonics (involving 2 plates colliding in this case).
Despite all the climate research, we do not yet have a clear vision of our climatic future. At present, the best we can conclude is that it is very probable that the climate is warming and will continue to warm as we add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. In fact there is a high probability that average global temperatures will increase by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius (4 -7 degrees farenheit), leading to widespread environmental changes.
However note that this is only a brief, very rapid and nonrepeatable climate change, compared to earth's geological history. The greenhouse problem will last probably about 1000 years, and perhaps more, but ultimately the climate system will be put back into the next glacial age.
If you people didn't already know, we are currently in the 6th great wave of extinction (for which is being caused by human induced deforestation, increases in C02 levels) which in turn is causing the current global warming. Currently and in the near future we will experience more frequent extreme weather conditions. Global warming is the biggest catastrophe that we humans are facing. Using oil for example and releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere is a major contributor to climate change.
Just to ramble on a bit more...many people need to waken up NOW! (especially politicians) As I said above humans are currently in the sixth great wave of extinction. Just look at the ecological disaster on Easter Island which was caused by:
- introduction of exotic species
- over exploitation of natural resources
- destruction of habitat
- extinction of species
- complete ecosystem collapse
Does this sound familiar? yes it does. In a 1000 yrs humans will have become extinct unless we restrict climate change, population growth, over exploitation of resouces and habitats.
I'm quite an environmentalist