A recent report in the academic journal, Science Advances, predicts that in the event that all known reserves of fossil fuels are burnt, average temperatures would be approximately fourteen degrees hotter than they are today after ten thousand years. However, it is possible that this may not happen. As supplies dwindle, the cost of extracting oil and gas from the ground would increase significantly, far beyond the low commodity prices seen in the market today. It is likely that there will come a time when it is simply unprofitable for the energy companies to pay for future extraction, and production would be cut accordingly. However, relying on the market to limit the use of fossil fuel resources is an imperfect solution. We should heed Elizabeth Kolbert's warning to start long-term strategic planning now.