In the last presidential election, could it be that it was the message and not the messenger?
Maybe, just maybe, the planet is getting warmer due to human activity. Maybe we need a gradually increasing carbon tax to discourage fossil fuel use and encourage more efficient vehicles and buildings. The change to more efficient vehicles and buildings would create many jobs, while keeping the air cleaner.
The tax revenues could fund education and infrastructure which our country needs to be able to compete in the world economy. Again more jobs generated. The revenues could even help pay down our federal debt and could decrease income tax rates.