Not much of a news flash really, but much ado and speculation in print media that Al Gore will, possibly, become the world's first "carbon billionaire".
In case anyone is still wondering which came first - the PowerPoint presentation or the environmental investment companies - the latter preceded the first by many years.
By far the most impressively profitable set of misleading bullet points and false graphics ever to grace a set of slides.
Now, imagine the benefits to the world if Gore had turned his portable business case to something that is guaranteed to change the fabric of human existence, like peak oil, for example, and the graphically alluring precipitous decline after that much hypothesized point.
Could have, should have, didn't.
Dreaming up energy sources with energy density to match, or even come close to petroleum is a universe or two more challenging than conjuring global fear from an intangible element, along with an armful of Armageddon propositions against which no-one, apparently, is suitably qualified to argue.