What if "Global Warming" is wrong?
It still doesn't matter, there is hardly any argument strong enough to derail America's embrace of alternative fuel and energy independence. The scientific community FULLY acknowledges that there is Global Warming, but what if:
Government sponsored research into alternative energy and greater fuel efficiency might just pay off in every way imaginable, even if the climate change worries are totally off the mark!
Does it make sense to allow our entire economic fate to be held in the ruthless palm of the House of Saud and the bin Laden family, protecting their profits and keeping a tenuous hold on dwindling, finite supplies of oil half a world away with the blood of our youth and the treasure of our nation?
Or might it make sense to lead the world in new technology and create jobs at home using a proven fusion of science, business, and policy? The former means preserving the status quo---along with permanent bases in Iraq and elsewhere for the next fifty years. More of the grim tragedy, never-ending expense, and unpredictable chaos we've seen far too much of for the last three years.
What decent, freedom-loving citizen can argue against that? Even if you don't believe in global warming and you skip out on the movement to correct this problem any rightwing nut can see that we're a nation of FREEDOM and LIBERTY seeking to liberate ourselves from the influence of Saudi Royal buttfuckers and the Oil Cartels!
Note: if the shit hits the fan because not enough was done to solve Global Warming, please make sure you look your grandkids in the eye when you explain to them why you doubted it and failed to act!