Now, aren't you glad that the Obama administration is taking politics out of science? That's what enables his energy secretary, Steven Chu (nicknamed "Big League" by Obama) to make sober and coldly rational assessments like this;
So, everyone, run out and buy an electric car right now! Form a drumming circle and ceremonially break all your conventional light bulbs and replace them with fluorescents! Drink your own bathwater! Most importantly, though, be sure not to do anything reckless and irresponsible like having children, because they will suck up resources that could be better spent on spotted owls and snail darters and such.
Now, it's true that none of these actions will impact global warming at all, but they will make you feel better - will give you a vague sense of having contributed to something - and anyway, that's the way the herd is going. Polls show that people are concerned about recent polling on attitudes toward global warming. The voters have spoken!... and as we know, democracy is never wrong... just look at Palestine, and the Weimar Republic... and lemmings (an example from nature, which is also never wrong).
Unfortunately, while Crock o' Bama and his sycophantic minions cabinet valiantly attempt to keep reason science and politics in completely separate, hermetically sealed envelopes, there are still divisive and radical voices trying to ruin everything;
"Secretary Chu still seems to believe that computer model predictions decades or 100 years from now are some sort of 'evidence' of a looming climate catastrophe, said Marc Morano, executive editor of ClimateDepot.com and former top aide to global warming critic Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.
"Secretary Chu's assertions on sea level rise and hurricanes are quite simply being proven wrong by the latest climate data. As the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reported in December 12, 2008: There is 'no evidence for accelerated sea-level rise.'"
Morano said hurricane activity levels in both hemispheres of the globe are at 30 years lows and hurricane experts like MIT's Kerry Emanuel and Tom Knutson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "are now backing off their previous dire predictions."
He said Chu is out of date on the science and is promoting unverified and alarming predictions that have already been proven contrary.