You "think" we will benefit - and we're supposed to take your word over the word of the bulk of the world's scientists? Sorry, pal, that's not good enough for me.<quoted text>
Granted there will be tradeoffs, but overall I think the U.S., Europe, and Russia will benefit.
I don't care about the "massive social and political disruptions" in the cesspools of the world. They do a good enough job of that as it is. Climate change won't change that fact much if any, it will just give them an excuse to blame us with the inherent inferiority of their social systems.
Flooding will not be that big a problem for us. Sure, the beaches might go under, but even if all the ice melted (not likely) we wouldn't have "Water World" because there's not enough water locked up in ice to do that. There's only enough to raise sea levels about 200 feet or so. Realistic projections are only saying climate change could raise sea levels 20 feet.
A "Venus effect" is something out of science fiction.
Furthermore, a 20-foot sea rise would CATASTROPHICALLY affect the world, its people, and its politics. But given that you write off the third world, I guess you don't care, huh?
The Venus effect is no such thing; scientists are quite certain that runaway greenhouse effect caused Venus to be the inhospitable world it is today. It's at least a POSSIBILITY, and not one any sane person would accept.
I find it harder and harder to take your comments seriously.