I usually enjoy many of your post Indy, though we don’t agree on a great deal. However I could not let this vacuous post pass without interjecting a few inconvenient facts. Just saying.

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Because it is a political debate website.
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Why not just develop alternative energy?
You are unaware that this is already occurring? Likewise those who do come up with viable alternatives will be richly rewarded and applauded. Hello McFly?

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We know we need it, oil is running out. We get dual benefits for alternative fuels, more security and less pollution, since when is that bad?

Come again? Who said alterative fuels, more security and less pollution are bad?
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Boohoo, it costs a bit to get started. Big deal. So did Iraq. Didn't stop the conservatives from clamoring to go in. What's their big beef with spending only a fraction as much on global warming?

What “it” to get started? The arc reactor Tony Stark designed in Iron Man? Scotty’s viable Warp Core and food replicators too? What are “conservatives” big beefs with the idea that multiple AGW taxation both domestically and internationally, carbon credits (hi Mr. Gore, I hear you just got your house up to the “green” standards Bush’s Crawford home has had since he was governor of Texas and you have a big stake in carbon credits too) and a host of other money grabs and bureaucracies predicated upon AGW as answer? To a problem even many pro AGW scientist admit there is likely little we can actually anything about? Oh wait, I know……………..OBAMA can save us!
President 'has four years to save Earth'

US must take the lead to avert eco-disaster
Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.
President Obama 'has four years to save Earth' | Environment | The Observer