People of all political leanings are recognizing the seriousness of climate disruption, not just for the world and the future, but for business as well. Conservatives are developing responses that use free-market principles and remain consistent with the ideals of smaller government.
Measuring the impact of climate change can be a real challenge with all of the variability in weather. There are naturally warm years and naturally cool years. It is easy to look at any one point in time and say "it's colder than normal... so climate change isn't real" or "it's hotter than normal so climate change is real".
I test drove a Tesla. This was mostly for my son who is fascinated by these cars because they are electric. I saw them as a bit of a gimmick. An electric car. Really? In my imagination, it was a souped-up golf cart. I imagined I'd have to turn the wheel all the way to the left for it to back up, like in bumper cars.
Oh, how wrong I was.
We are often told that our earth, our atmosphere, and our climate are just too, too complicated. There is no way we can really figure out if global warming is happening so it is best not to do anything right now – until we are sure.
Nonsense, says Astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett. “it’s as easy as 1,2,3.”