One if it gets angry and whiny like a lefty it's probably a lefty.
Crikey man, are you calling Fox news leftists? I watch it, and there is more whining there than anywhere else . note though, I watch it for the lulz.
For 50+ years I have been watching prediction of climate doom come to naught.
There are some kooks on the AGW side. Do you lump every AGW supporter with the kooks? That would be like calling every anti-AGW adherent stupid because they look out their windows, and it's cold, so much for global warming!
As noted before, I' a pragmatist, you know the one that most everyone hates because I'm not politically reliable. So I don't look at everyone as exactly one way or another, and don't consider people with opinions contrary to my own as the enemy
disclaimer - i do reserve the right to laugh at them on occasion.
You can also toss in the population bomb, eco doom, peak oil all pan out to nothing.
So what you are saying is that one thing proves another? That's an interesting argument.
Now if you want to talk about Ideology and public planning, you need to look at how the enviro nuts stopped California's water system improvements in a state known to have extended droughts.
It doesn't take an eco nut to understand that the California water system was taking water from other areas, exporting it to California, and using it all up, then coming back for more.
The left coast of California has seriously awesome weather.. But it is as close as you can get to a desert, without being a desert. And while the other conditions are good for growing crops, there isn't enough water.
So for many years, California just took water from other states. How much is enough? At this point, there are interests that want the water from the Columbia river. It seems though, that the loacls living there aren't to keen on turning the columbia into the Colorado river take 2.
And that's the problem. It's not sustainable, and California's approach is like getting mugged.
"How much water do you want?"
"How much water do you have?"
These are simple math problems, not leftist ideology. The leftist would say everyone needs to share their water with California because it's to our need
The pragmatist notes that in every case, people who share water with California, lose all their water.