Understood, and accepted.
Do you agree there is a pollution problem, just not that AGW should be the driver for "doing something about it"?
In other words, you might be okay with laws that cut-down emissions but only because "pollution is bad for other reasons"?
In other words, you don't need AGW as an "excuse" to do other things to cut-down on pollution?
Yes, China, India, Russia, Indonesia..there are places that are a real concern.
Here in the U.S.? Not as bad, but in some areas, yes.
We've come a long way since the days of the endless belching smokestacks of Gary, IN, or Pittsburgh, PA. We no longer deal with messes like flammable rivers, but there is still work to be done.
Scrubber technology has been greatly improved for clean coal harvest, hopefully that will continue.
My real concern re: coal is for the miners themselves with black lung.
Clean burning diesel cars are amazing--economy and low emissions.
My wife and I have never needed 'an excuse' to be good stewards of our planet. And we're not alone.
Many of us are building our homes using renewable resources like cork and wool carpets, VOC-free paints and stains.
I'm personally more concerned with the effects and residue of Glyphosate (Roundup) in our foods, wildlife and water.