Scientists found that Greenland and Antarctica's ice sheets are melting (Greenland at a faster pace) and contributing to the rise in sea level. The rate of increase has risen several hundred percent since 1992. There should be a carbon tax and passage of tax credits for alternative energy.
Long ago Canada's Banks Island had foot-thick trees growing on it according to petrified wood discoveries. It appears that fossil fuels and cars are driving the world further in that direction with mid-west drought along the way.
The Obama administration will spend another 120 million on cheaper electric battery development though that hasn't worked before when the government spent 2 billion. Passing tax credit legislation for a decade might be a better way to go.