This talk going around about carbon bubbles and overpriced assets -- come one, who's kidding who??
Do you live in the real world, or not?
In the real world, assets worth (at least) hundreds of trillions of dollars don't get held out of the market just because it makes Bill McKibben happy.
The left is living in a dream world if they think so.
The world is going to burn its oil and gas and a fair piece of its coal. Granted, it's going to cause a lot of climate change, but we're going to burn it anyway.
Because you and me don't want to ride our bikes to the store under the hot sun, and we want to fly to Albuquerque when we want to, on the exact day we want to.
No renewables are anywhere near providing the lifestyle we want, and it's far from clear than any can.
The world has done nothing to eliminate fossil fuels, not even the US (we're only moving towards natural gas because it's cheaper, not because it's better for the environment).
And we won't -- serious climate change is always too far away, too expensive to stop, too easy to ignore.
Like every other problem humans have ever dealth with, we will get serious about it only when it is too late.
In the real world, people with lots of money get their way. That means the oil companies and gas companies and coal companies will get their way, and you and I will let them, because the stakes aren't high enough, for us, to do otherwise.
So Bill McKibben can organize all he wants -- while, of course, flying anywhere he needs to fly to at a moment's notice -- and there's no point pretending otherwise.
4°C here we come.
In fact, we'll be lucky to stop there.
The only salvation I can see is sucking CO2 out of the air and burying it somewhere. Let's fund R&D into that, and get the price down to maybe $100/tonne, and pay a couple three percent of our income to keep living like we do now.