Suppose the U.S. enacts policies that assume global warming is a real, man-made threat to human life. Those policies fault carbon emissions for every negative global climate and weather event.
We manage to reduce our carbon output without regard to the number of Americans thrust into poverty via taxation and unemployment. Government can't hide the decline in living standards due to policies and embargos.
Despite treaties and negotiations, many countries don't comply. China keeps opening one coal-fired plant per week. India imports electricity from China. Czechoslovakian pipelines transport natural gas from Russia. Australia exports raw materials to facilitate them all. Embargoes on carbon-energy and related raw materials, manufactured goods and services prove ineffective.
So tell me, when do we declare war on China, India, Czechoslovakia, Russia and Australia? What is our exit strategy?