@Stevo_the_gamer: What "other problems" are there that we must deal with? Can they be resolved within the next few decades? Because if were not well on our way to a climate change solution by then we are screwed. Our children.. are screwed.
All we need to do is warm the ocean just a few more degrees dude... That's it. A tipping point occurs. Checkmate. At that point there's NOTHING we can do to prevent the ultimate erosion of the ice caps. No more ice = no more civilization.
So again I ask.. what are the more pressing issues that we must deal with before any kind of strict mandate is passed to deal with climate change?
that directly affect everyday Americans -- do you honestly think one will place more emphasis on an intangible issue compared to something that directly affects him or her? We do not live in an ideal world where we drink tea sitting at a round table singing hyms of love and harmony.
Issues like the job market, job benefits, retirement (medicare/social), marriage issues, energy/water prices, gas prices, food prices, high cost of living, local government debt, failing infrastructure, illegal immigration, crime, etc, etc.The list goes on and on and on regarding issues that directly affect your average American.