Well... I'm not really sure what you're getting at with that post. Obviously politicians have to have popular policies if they are to win. I don't see how cronyism has anything to do with environmental policy. I hope you aren't suggesting that green environment policies are related to cronyism and corruption in government. If you are, I'd like to see how you came to that conclusion. Global warming is something else at a critical point... Since 1850 global temperatures have risen by 2 degrees. We're burning a lot more fuel than we used to. Carbon emissions aren't even expected to decline at all until 2030. If global temperatures increase another 2 degrees, mass extinctions will take place. Another 2 degrees after that, the glaciers will melt and the ocean will consume vast amounts of land.