There are things both parties are going to have to swallow to move the country forward. First climate change IS real and its already getting costly, sandy's cost was in the billions, the mid west drought cost billions, Its so dry now the mississippi river is so low that barge traffic is being halted from Cairo Illinois to St Louis. The Joplin Tornado was billions. Recovery from a recession is going to throttled down with costs like that. No you can't point to each and every one as being tied to climate change but there certainly is a pattern emerging. And the Arctic is melting, as evidenced that the oil companies are starting to drill up there Yea more oil, yes more warming and disasters.