The Senate's announcement last week that the plans for energy and climate change legislation have been shelved is
about our elected officials' lack of vision to picture America leading the world with a truly sustainable new model.
It's about our economic interest, but also national security. It's about how to get out of this economic downturn and thrive again. It's about a world in peril that we cannot pass to another generation without catastrophic consequences.
Instead, we spend too much time arguing with those who ask, "What if climate change doesn't exist?"
These people usually fall into three groups: those who believe green house gases are due to natural causes; those who hate regulation and government action; and those who try to invalidate science, building an argument on the estimated 10% uncertainty that's built into statistical models.