The climate was changing, big gusts of wind and droughts were common place.
Oil , natural gas and coal were still being used in large amounts.
The Nation States and Corporations were still fighting for control of resources like water and oil.
Fighting for control of the energy corridors where energy was transported over to various destinations.
The winners and losers where often decided by the source, path and destination that these energy corridors took.
All the while the hominids where still roaming the planet looking for protein, mates and love while the world around them shook.