Now if only scientists could make progress in identifying the causes of other critical issues….say like extreme and destructive weather that results in significant loss of life and property while drying up our farm lands and waterways at the same time raising ocean levels which threatens our coastal communities. You know—climate change.
But do we congratulate scientists for identifying the cause of climate change and encouraging them to develop solutions as we do with cancer research? Heavens no. Instead the climate change deniers have tied our nation in knots on the issue in spite of building evidence of pending disaster.
Why is this a problem? “The Arctic is the earth’s air-conditioner,” says research scientist Walt Meier.
However, instead of heeding the factual evidence and scientific warnings by reducing our use of fossil fuels, Congress goes the other way.
Opponents of the tax credits say that the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers. So why don’t we just tell all those cancer researchers involved in the federal program to just stop what they are doing. Surely it would be better just to let the pharmaceutical companies fight it out to see which treatments the public should get.
What’s the difference if another 35,000 women die from breast cancer next year and the years after that?
And what’s the difference if the planet’s air-conditioner shuts down and the planet’s emergency of death and destruction gets worse?
The answer is simple. We’d be picking losers…us.