Originally Posted by absent
The problem with this argument is that global warming supporters screamed "see, global warming!" every time there was a hot spell in a region.
And the problem with global warming detractors is that every time it snows they say "LOL what warming?"
It is tough to sell significant and potentially expensive changes to the way we do things without sensationalism. Republican or democrat, depending on the issue, they all do it one way or another.
Democrat on healthcare: "If we don't fix it now, costs will bankrupt us and nobody can afford care."
Republican: "Their health reform will be the end of capitalism and democracy. The country we once knew will be gone. Lines to the doctor and nobody gets care"
Environmentalist: "Global warming will lead to melting icecaps, flooding low lying states and countries, creating millions of refugees."
Conservative: "Human generated warming is a myth. It will costs billions of dollars for change, you will lose your jobs, and is a liberal conspiracy to take over your lives even more"
That is the nature of politics. It is up to us to figure out where the middle ground is and vote accordingly.