Among many relevant issues scarcely explored in this debate is the relation between the politics of climate change and the geopolitics of oil and gas. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4577497.stm The slide show attached to the picture captioned "Will the promised flood of Caspian Sea oil help slake global demand?" is clear and helpful.
Climate and geo-politics of oil and gas
25 May 2005