I just don't understand why the U.S. is so far behind in understanding the reality of global climate change (a.k.a. "Global Warming"). We are not really a nation of idiots; are we?

I have a neighbor who insists that because there wasn't as much snow last winter then global warming must not be a reality. It's everything I can do not to shake him and yell in his face.

What is the problem America? Wake UP! WAKE UP! Your children will live in the ash heap of the world you (we) leave behind.