Climate Change: If There's No Solution, There's No Problem
The climate change proponents have a dilemma: if they don't ballyhoo the urgency, no one will listen. But if they do, everyone will realize there is nothing we can do about it.
The United States never signed Kyoto. But it reduced its carbon emissions anyway, largely through cleaner technology and the increased production of natural gas. This was accomplished without an "energy policy," which in this country doesn't exist. (The Department of Energy just regulates nukes.)
By the way, the quote in the title is attributed to James Burnham, a great realist thinker and one of the muses of this blog.