Leaders must keep minds open to potential alternatives.
#1 There is a cost trade off to any public choice.
The pie is not unlimited and money spent on one program, limits the funds for other programs.
Would it not be better to use some of the climate change funds to instead fund clean drinking water, that is if saving human lives is a priority?
Read the World Health Organization data on deaths per year due to poor drinking water. One example:
Another excellent source is a person who does believe in global warming, but wonders about the use of limited resources:
Even if you disagree, one should consider his thoughts and challenges.
#2 Many serious scientists and climatologists challenge global warming.
An interesting example would be John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel:
James Hansen’s Former NASA Supervisor Declares Himself a Skeptic
Roy Spenser- Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, previously Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center,
For more data and alternative views, you might also consider the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority page: