I keep thinking about the battle between Climate Science™and Deniers™ and wondering why there's so much resistance to an actual scientific approach. For a while, I assumed it had to do with grant money. If you look at where funding comes from - the governments, you need to wonder why they fund non-science. Certainly there has been sufficient skepticism from ligament sources that they might consider. I think the answer lies in the centralization of power.
We've all heard the phrase "Never let a crisis go to waste." A crisis is the fastest way to institute law and regulation resulting in the increase of centralized power. Why? A crisis brings fear, and people who are afraid look for someone to protect them, sadly, we've replace family and community with government in that roll. So we have a crisis - apparently manufactured - funded by the government, supported by the liberal media. But it's being used to enact policy that makes little or no sense.
Thermal solar is the least cost effective form of energy in use for large scale production, wind only works when the wind is blowing at a reasonable velocity, geothermal doesn't seem to work well enough to gain traction, except perhaps in Iceland. Photo-voltaic is enormously expensive and only useful at a small scale at present. Both forms of solar are only effective during the day - fortunately solar covers the largest peak usage around noon, although it's less effective for the secondary peak around 5pm. Neither wind or solar is a viable power source for virtually half the day. Wave and Tidal power has a host of issues with maintenance costs and not in my back yard complaints.
So the government is attempting to kill coal because "global warming" at the same time, we're ripping out hydro-electric dams, we can't make progress on nuclear both of which are clean sources. It seems to me, they're not trying to solve the claimed problem. What it looks like to me is an attempt to make people afraid so they ask for protection, since you can't protect someone from something that doesn't exist, the power mongers need to find policies that appear to do something, while at the same time waisting economic productivity (money). Why? People in debt are slaves to the system, they are put in a position where they need help, creating more dependency. It's a self reenforcing form of serfdom.
Actual science would ruin all that.