It's also worth taking a look at a recent TomDispatch bulletin, with an article by Michael Klare, who is the author of The Race For What's Left.
Klare suggests that "resource wars" are likely to define our future, and that is not a happy prognostication. However, Klare does try to provide a basis for at least some optimism in the TomDispatch bulletin that is linked below.
Klare's title? Why The Paris Climate Summit Will Be a Peace Conference - Averting a World of Failed States and Resource Wars.
Wouldn't that be nice?