Scientist #1: Hey Joe, there be dead birds.
Scientist #2: Must be due to climate change, time to push for that carbon tax.
Scientist #1: Ummmm, how is a carbon tax going to help the birds?
S #2: We are too carbon addicted. Birds will come back once the new carbon-free era arrives.
S #1: Ummm. the sea lions are dying too, and the sea otters, the starfish, the orcas, the salmon, the walruses…will a carbon tax save them?
S#2: Silly you, you know as well as I do that the carbon tax is a joke. I only bring it up because my funding is climate change dependent, I am not really speaking as a scientist, rather as a shill.
S#1: Shill enough, that's what you are. Me? I am going to get on social media and try to kindle a fire under the sleeping masses to warn them abou the bird die-off.
S#2: Good luck
Remember the Summer of 2011…mid west got their crops fryed!
The other issue is even MORE of a reason, and that being the Nuclear Cartel will push their death machines as being the only way to overcome Global Warming.
And they might be sorta right…if the "old fashioned idea" of "Nuclear Winter" sets in. Polar Vortex…for example. Never heard of that till after the $hit cans and cess pools all blew up.