The atmosphere’s growth in carbon dioxide is accelerating. It was down below 1 part per million in the 1960s. In 2015 it passed 3 parts per million for the first time.
We are going to experience a natural explosion in CO2 and methane levels as the Arctic tundra and continental shelves thaw out. Also, most of the world’s forests are dying, decomposing and burning up. At least the burning forest bulge will slow in a few decades because there won’t be many forested acres left.
We’re not shafted because we don’t have the inventiveness to switch over to solar/wind. We’re shafted because we’re going to have to pry those innovations from our plutocracy’s cold, dead hands. Think of that 9/11 airliner where the hijackers were determined to plunge the plane into the ground as the passengers flooded into the cockpit.