There is another aspect that isn’t being considered much although scientists are very worried about it. That is whether or not Obama and other world leaders (governments) have already committed to relying on risky geoengineering gambles in the future to mitigate global warming.
The fossil fuel industry would love to keep drilling, using, selling, consuming oil/gas and coal like it always has. A geoengineering scheme like spreading particulates in the upper atmosphere to reflect back sunlight thus reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth as opposed to curing the problem of excess heat production (crops would get less sun btw) is fine with them. Business as usual as always.
What is wrong with this man? He like a lot of those in the corporate class, thinks profits are the only good. Shell would make a lot of money selling Chukchi Sea oil to Asia… that is where the oil would go by the way. Profits uber alles? Profits are profits. What could be wrong with greater profits
New Zealand was the locale for a famous post nuclear war novel called “On The Beach”.
Now it might be the locale for an after climate change story this time around.