Mr. Marshall, you have missed the big picture; the World War lll has started and we have already been defeated, only most of us don't know it yet.
Within the next twenty years, by our own contrivance, global genocide will be in full swing. Twenty years ago, had we collaborated on changing our energy policies, we could have survived. Most of us believed that our leaders would take action to prevent the extirmination of our species, but they pretended that it wasn't that urgent, the consequences weren't that dire, that a new technology could save the day; a few million here and there by the fossil fuel industry helped to reinforce the facade. After all, the next quarter always takes precedence over the next quarter century; ask any CEO.
The next World War is inevitable, so enjoy the time remaining, and try not to hate too much when the temperature is too hot to sustain ample food growth. Hey! Maybe there's a reason why zombie movies are so popular. A taste of things to come, so to speak.