Well, at the risk of being reprimanded for going “off-topic”, I’d like to elaborate a little on my previous comments. I’m not necessarily saying that “climate change” is going to be the end of us, but I do think it is one piece of a larger, very complicated set of problems. An already overpopulated world continues to grow exponentially in population, so you’ve got more and more people competing for a finite and dwindling pool of resources (OIL, GAS, coal, arable farmland, clean water, etc and so on)
As countries like China, India, and dozens of other countries grow their economies, they’ll continue to put 10’s of millions of additional CARS and TRUCKS onto hundreds of thousands of miles of new roads, almost certainly without the pollution controls we have in the 1st world countries. The earth only has one thin atmosphere. If you could drive straight UP at highway speed (65mph) you’d be in outer space within an hour.
Most of the people in these 3rd world countries aspire to live like they see Americans living, what they’ve seen on American tv and movies, they don’t want to hear our “leaders” telling them they should forego central air conditioning and car ownership in order to prevent the seas from rising. To be fair, if I were one of those people I would not want to hear it either. I’d rather own my own CAR than ride to work on a bus packed full of people and chickens and goats too, I don’t fault them one bit.
But let’s suppose that sea levels do rise 2 or 3 feet over the next century, whether through natural causes or man-made. There’s something like 500 million to a billion people living in coastal communities around the world, who will have to be re-located. Countries go to war over issues like land use, mineral rights, and access to natural resources like oil. Its easy enough for us to sit in the comfort of our homes and say, “Pssht! The sea level’s not gonna rise!” But suppose it does. I don’t think those 500 million people are going to quietly crawl into an alley and die. They’re gonna fight for land, food, and oil. Just my opinions, feel free to disagree. I could go on and talk about how everybody’s so upset about the Iranian nuclear deal while Pakistan and North Korea continue to crank out more & more nukes as fast as they can while nobody even mentions that, let alone has any kind of a plan to deal with that problem, but that would be off-topic so I will stop here. SORRY for being such a downer today.