John has hit it on the head!!!
Progressives are using "climate change" as an excuse to keep energy prices high, thereby impoverishing much of the world's population. This keeps them in power and allows them to enrich themselves and their crony friends.
Cheap energy would really mess that up, and they will do everything they can to stop it. It is also why Progressives hate the FairTax. It helps low and middle class families to get out of debt and escape the bonds of economic slavery in which they are now trapped. It would also create about 10 million jobs.
Right now, we have about 15 million unemployed. Between frickin frackin, and the FairTax, we could put every single one of them to work!!