I've had this feeling for a while - before Covid - we're racing towards a singularity - we seem to be going faster than ever now...
It will be interesting to see how things play out. If we manage to reverse global warming to the extent that assures our survival, at least with regards to climate, then it will, by necessity, require a complete reorientation of our place on the planet, and that would be a good thing.
If, on the other hand, we pass the point of no return, then the whole language is going to change from reversal to delay and mitigation.
The other thing about the 1.5C is that when the global warming spotlight settles on a particular area - like it's currently doing in Greece - it's not 1.5C hotter - it's 6-8C hotter.
If the averages I read for this part of Japan are correct, we've been 3-5C above average for the second half of July and all of August so far.