You're assuming there will be future historians. I have a much more apocalyptic view that life on earth as we know it will be wiped out.
I know and a lot of people fear that will be the outcome. If we hit one of the "tipping point" scenarios it will be so I'm not ruling it out. But I think technology is such that the environment can be engineered and when the wealthiest feel threatened that's where they will turn and I think its possible to completely end non-human nature as an independent force on earth and humans still survive. Well, post-humans, really, because humans themselves will be engineered to something very different. I base these thoughts not on science fiction but on today's science that I read about.