The whole “global warming debate” is really a debate over the results of pollution on a planetary scale. If we reframe the debate in terms of pollution itself, we bring the discussion back the basics. Is the Earth invincible? Do the massive amounts of noxious gases released into the atmosphere and toxic chemicals dumped into our water supplies have an effect on the environment? Do they have an effect on our health?
This is a simple argument to make. And it is one big business and anti-environment conservatives cannot answer.