Ask a climatologist if you want ways to fight climate change. Ask a doctor if you want ways to fight to improve national health. Ask an economist if you want to know which one of those two things we should prioritize.
Hah. Try to tell that to anyone around here - and that includes the "I love burning petroleum products nearly as much as I love consuming charred cow-flesh" crowd. Not that I have anything against charred cow-flesh.
Facts are easy to ignore, David, if only you have half a mind to.
On the bizarreness of a research-centric academia.
"If I told most people that I was going into a profession in which I'd produce a very small product aimed at very few people, and I'd concentrate on doing so to the neglect of a vast number of potential purchasers who would buy a slightly simpler but infinitely more valuable and desired product, they would no doubt suggest I reconsider my strategy. "