The Chicken-Little federal grant attraction industry has the advantages of religiousity*, disingenuousness, the “hockey stick” curve, and the populist appeal of the precautionary principle fallacy.
In addition, these captains of anti-capitalism enjoy the support of Hollywood celebrities, baby seals, and the United Nations. Add to that the blessing of the editorial board of the New York Times, and you have to ask, “How can they go wrong?”
Well, their problem is a shortage of fact. See the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works press release:
AP INCORRECTLY CLAIMS SCIENTISTS PRAISE GORE’S MOVIE
…and, at Tech Central Station,
*Church of Our Lady of Kyoto the Futile