Noam Chomsky invokes the Owl of Minerva, climate change, and middle eastern politics, and doesn’t see a good outcome.
In conclusion he quotes Arundhati Roy:
Arundhati Roy suggests that the “most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times” is the Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have killed each other on the highest battlefield in the world. The glacier is now melting and revealing “thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate” in meaningless conflict.
(Afraid the old Chompster is not very good with that link thing though. Here’s a link to Roy’s piece.)