Global warming's physical impacts can be separated into three broad categories: melt, drought, and deluge. Funk travels to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurial people who see a potential windfall in each of these forces. The melt is a boon for newly arable, mineral rich regions of the Arctic, such as Greenland - and for the man-made snow trade. Drought creates opportunities for private firefighters working for insurance companies as well as for fund managers backing south Sudanese warlords who control local farmland.
"unintended windfalls mixed with obvious perils"
"The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz" is from the November 20, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Mckenzie Funk and narrated by Fleet Cooper.