Global Warming: Make me an offer...
The theory of man made global climate change says that human co2 emissions, in fact, are a massive and immediate threat to the earth. This theory has been taken as token fact even though temperature models that formed the theory are now almost two decades into inaccurate projections of temperatures thought to have rapidly risen by now, but have actually been stable since the year 2000.
Pretend I'm a high ranking government official and answer this for me as though you were a policy analyst:
Is it logical for governments to enact policy that is detrimental to fossil fuel industries, global economies, and the families of those workers who are literally put out of work by the government based off of the increasingly unfounded and hotly scientifically contested theory of man-made global climate change?
Keep in mind these factors:
Renewable energy does not have a cheap and efficient answer currently.
As we've seen with the Stimulus Package- government subsidized "green" start-ups end in bankruptcy.
The country is in the midst of an economic crisis.
Fossil fuel is the most cost effective and profitable energy source.
Fear is a powerful tool for politicians and businessmen alike.
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