At the FCO site, you can download a Google Earth map that shows what our home planet may be like if the temperature rises by 4 degrees Celsius.
We now have a choice.
If we trust the opinion of the 97% of scientists who subscribe to AGW, and choose to decarbonise the economy, we will:
1 mitigate AGW
2 mitigate the effects of Peak Oil
3 increase our energy security
4 reduce ocean acidification
5 stimulate the economy by creating employment in the energy conservation and renewable energy sectors of the economy.
If we trust the 3% of scientists who doubt AGW, we will
1 run the risk of bequeathing to succeeding generations all the problems suggested in this model
2 experience a sharp Peak Oil crisis whenever it arrives
3 experience increasing energy insecurity (Russian gas, anyone?)
4 experience repeats of the Deepwater oil spill as the corporations drill in ever deeper and more hostile waters,
5 experience ever-increasing ocean acidification
6 face the risk of a double dip recession without the stimulus offered by the Green New Deal.
Of these two options, the first seems to have much to recommend it.