We've been talking about the environment since at least 1970, the very first Earth Day.
We all know trees, shrubs and other plants provide the oxygen we breathe and yet we continue to harvest forests with abandon. Picture this scenario:
Loggers in the northwest continue to cut down trees saying, "We've got plenty of them in the rest of the country and around the world. No one will miss these."
In Europe, Asia, Africa and around the world loggers all say the same thing so every continent cuts down the trees until, surprise (!) there are no more.
North America thought Africa would continue to have plenty of trees. Africa didn't think Asia would destroy their forests. South America never expected Europe to decimate its lumber.
In the end, the only trees left were in residential areas and they didn't provide enough oxygen to sustain the population and so we died.
Politicians in their infinite ignorance deny science and therefore global warming. True scientists say it's real and we must do something quickly or it will be too late. How about this:
Let's assume climate change is real and do something about it. If the scientists are accurate we as a people will have taken positive action to save the planet. If the politicians are right, and we become proactive, we may have helped Mother Nature and might have eased or reduced the severity of a natural occurrence. It's a win-win situation, also a no-brainer. Congress, are you listening?