'I don't believe the U.S. — or the world — will do nearly enough, nearly fast enough, to hold the rise in temperatures to safe levels. I think we're f#cked. Or, at the least, I think our grandchildren are f#cked. If you were going to weaponize an issue to take advantage of the weak points in the American political system — to highlight all the blind spots, dysfunctions, and irrationalities — you would create climate change. And then you would stand back and watch the world burn.'