To keep our economy in balance we need to gauge supply and demand as well as need. By considering these three factors together, we allow ourselves an accounting of the resource economy. Accounting is an important part of any business, government, nation. We all need to know what the essential needs are, and if there are enough resources to fulfill our needs.
Global warming and climate change science is not as new as some may think. We have known reasonably well for more than a century that mankind could influence the climate through industrial production of greenhouse gases.