We should probably be doing something about climate change:
Futures Forum: Climate change: and thinking about apocalypse
The problem is that there seems to be a natural reluctance to do anything:
Futures Forum: Climate change: the language of framing ... "Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change"
It might, then, be a matter of how the issue is 'framed'
Futures Forum: Climate change: perceptions and solutions: a summary
Futures Forum: Climate change: "a badge of political identity in a debate riven by ideological and tribal conflicts"
In particular, those of a conservative mind-set are very uncomfortable about the 'statist' solutions being offered - along with more taxes, more regulation and more state interference:
Futures Forum: Climate change: "Conservatives don’t hate climate science. They hate the left’s climate solutions"
Futures Forum: Climate change: and corporate welfare >>> Government is the problem, not the solution.
The latest arena for discussion of these issues is whether or not to impose a carbon tax:
Futures Forum: Why is Big Oil now in favour of a carbon tax?
This is a perspective from the Cato Institute in the United States:
Crossing the Welfare State With the Carbon Tax | Foundation for Economic Education