Geologic time and global events are pretty crazy when you think about them. I always nerd out in our geoscience meetings and ask the geologist to do the deep dive on why fracking pretty much only happens in the US, and not say in the middle east, which is a product of how those different reservoirs were created. Fascinating stuff. The Saudi reserve was created millions of years before and has had more time to 'bake' so the source shale doesn't hold any oil it's sitting on top, whereas our basins are newer so it's still in the source rock.During the Jurassic period when pangaea was splitting and cause massive amounts of greenhouse gasses plant life thrived. Which in turn supported the age of the plant eaters and made the climate hot and humid. These plants then were destroyed when the meteorite hit and that's where we get most of our fossil fuels today that are supposedly speeding up climate change. Crazy how it can all tie together. Man science and the earth are amazing!! It really is an awesome topic when you take the politics away.
Seems like a big hang up is people taking climate change personally. Climate change wont make it impossible for life to exist, it's just going to make our lives harder and may push species to extinction. This happened before and will happen again.
The question becomes what amount of resources do we want to spend to mitigate climate change to stop it's impact on our lives. Does spending that capital now, offset later costs we would otherwise incur?