There has been an unsettling turbulence to the weather in recent years—the seasons seem less reliable than they once did. Though scorned by many of their peers, several pre-eminent scientists argue that the emissions of increasing industrialisation are causing the planet's temperature to rise, and in turn its climate to grow less predictable. They claim the disruption will grow far more severe if rapid action is not taken.
Fund further study into this hypothesis. If there is an impending threat, we must know more before we act.
Poppycock and nonsense. We will not diminish our prosperity to appease a few doomsaying scholars.
Order our factories to devise cleaner methods of operation. Sanction those who do not comply.