Some scientists now believe that unless a technology is set into action with the next five years that can restore our atmospheric CO2 levels to those of pre 1980 within ten years it's all over for the vast majority of beings on earth.
Some of the scientists also believe that the only force that will reverse climate change is Mother Nature herself via increasingly severe and catastrophic weather which will lead to a massive human and animal population collapse on earth as in all lab experiments with population explosion and attendant collapse.
Some call this GAIA; whatever, it's already in gear. The number of people and animals dying each year from climate change triggered weather disasters is steadily increasing. Witness recent unprecedented Philippine cyclone disaster.
Is it any wonder there is a growing interest in Antarctica, including the attentions of the well informed British Royal Family and the governments of the U.S., China and Russia?
Most of humanity is oblivious or in denial to this lethal scenario. It is like a scene from the history of the Decline and Fall of Rome with Nero--only here it's millions of Nero's--playing their fiddle as Rome--the earth "burns" or, simply, climatically "weirds out of control".