Tyson's hopeful that our our species will still be here (Kolbert is not so sure), but we're responsible for exiting a very stable existence.
Climate change is an emergent scientific truth. There have been multiple research investigations from a variety of people who normally compete, coming to a consensus. Tyson's disappointed to see people cherry-picking ideas - particularly politicians responsible for the governance of the nation, whose decisions should be based on objectifiable truth.
But there must be a way we can change things before the soggy money scenario.