What can actually be done about global warming? That's the real problem driving the lack of interest in fighting it. The idea that cheap solar and wind power are right around the corner seems to be rather naive, indicating that we would have to consider nuclear power or else condemn ourselves to a greatly reduced standrad of living.
Interestingly enough, some of the leftists at my graduate alma mater admitted that we would have to freeze our standard of living in order to achieve their goals (actually, it would likely need to be radically decreased, but at least they were on the right track).
Which is an important point that people ought to bring out before we act as if global warming is merely driven by power-hungry big business out of Captain Planet.
That is all.