Can everyone quit their whining. Global warning is a fantastic idea. 99% of the world's population is saving up so that they can go somewhere on their holidays and all of a sudden global warming is a crime.
So there may be some layabouts on a Pacific island paradise who may get a bit wet, but how difficult is it to push a lean-to up a hill? The climate gives and the climate takes away. The climate gave them the paradise, so now it's time to take the good with the total flooding of their homes.
It is every generation's duty to leave a record of their being here. Do you think that the druids would have been harassed for leaving a few rocks? Would the Great Wall of China have been built if they had enviro-nazis?
How about asbestos? When that was found to be a dud, we invented fibreglass. Every generation solves the problems of the last and invents its own.
If future generations have a problem with the environment, tell them to get stuffed. I will not have whinging from people not yet born, and besides, I've always wanted to have a sunny beach holiday on Mawson Base, or in Wick or even in Oslo.
Who knows, within a generation we could develop the Orkneys so that they become a tourist resort like the Carribean, which would not only be cheaper in airfares for most Britons but because of the reduced air travel would actually save the environment because they wouldn't be putting as many pollutants into the air.