Global warming is happening, it could however we a natural cycle that the earth goes through and little effected by humans, we really don't know for sure. We sure should hedge our bets and try not pollute this planet but it seems that these global warming activists have an unstated major premise that using energy is inherently bad. Nuclear Energy is a good idea, solar is the best thing we can do, we should invest maybe all of our resources into these two sources of fuel, tell the fundamentalist Muslims to go drink their oil and use as much energy as we want. For me it just doesn't follow that as a society we should be trying to use less energy, I think we should have better means of harvest energy and be more efficient in extracting it, but why is using less our highest goal? You know who used less energy? The dinosaurs! Look where it got them. All joking aside, we are trying to go up the Kardeshev scale not down, as technology progresses we will doubtlessly consume more joules, but that isn't such a bad thing if we are smart about where they come from. We aren't stupid and we should be trying to fix the energy problem but being smarter not just giving up and buying "green" toilet paper for $7 a roll. I am firmly of the belief that so many of humanities problem could be fixed if we were just smarter. One further point about something related to global warming, if a species goes extinct, is it our duty to save it? Since when is our role on the planet making sure it stays exactly the same as the way we found it? Whether we do anything or not, if we weren't even here, the climate would change, species would go extinct, hurricanes would flood places, etc,etc. What is our agenda in this matter, of course we'd like to keep our planet habitable for us, but is it feasible to micromanage every last coming and going and shed a tear every time a cuddly species goes extinct? I don't really know the answer. Thankfully, we have a president in the United States who at least pays lip service to "returning science to it's rightful place." Yet, as proud as we are to see a black man as a president I'm still waiting for the day when our nation, nay, the world, see's that reason, logic and the scientific method are far more useful traits in a leader than charisma, religion, ethnicity, being a talented orator, etc, etc. Is our race as a whole just too stupid too get over this hump and out into the light?