I reckon this should have been seen coming for a long, long time (not to say I foresaw it ;). Our own naivety will kill us.
Point 4, and covered half way down the article, is the important bit:
New World Bank fund to help developing countries invest in alternative sources of energy. "Mr Brown wants more effort put into finding greener alternatives, with the World Bank to set up a fund to help developing countries do the same."
Sometimes you don't get anywhere without a crisis. The future is one big crisis, currently.