Academia, Fear and $$

Forgive me if I'm skeptical about global warming. You see, I have history on my side:

Three Mile Island Cancer
DDT Kills
Crack Babies are hopeless

All huge issues of their time. All based on "preliminary studies" sorely lacking in researched proof. In other words, they were a fancy form of folklore. Fancy in that the originate from reputable sources but end up being baseless.

No wonder people believe a high school student can prove that microwaving saran wrap releases carcinogens into food that causes cancer.

Let me preempt the comeback I expect: "Bush is using fear of terror to do X."
My response is history is on his side.