Republicans believe in ACTION! Wait until tornadoes hit New York and the sharks are in the harbour
Republicans are kind of slow when it comes to Nature, they think money - their main interest - can fix things, everything. How wrong they are!
With rising water temperatures, sorry I should have said with changing water climates, those 'twisters' such as Katrina will become more common. The increased heat will permit the twisters/tornadoes/hurricanes (whatever conjures up the mayhem in your mind) to hit New York full force - something it is neither equipped to handle or built to resist.
Another quirk about Nature, it is very possessive, it always likes to reclaim what has been taken from it, and a bit more, a sort interest payment. Much of Manhattan is recovered land, stolen from the sea.
And guess who inhabits Wall Street and southern Manhattan - Republicans!
So when the twisters are sucking out the high-rise windows (you should have seen Boston's John Hancock building when this happened) and the subway is flooded with the water slowly taking back that land which now lies under Manhattan - Wall Street gets it's name from an earlier sea wall - THEN the Republicans will become converts and true believers!
Just think of all the 'reclaimed' land around the world, even in England. The Thames Barrier will be standing there, an island, surrounded by water, as a monument to man's folly.
Chunks of Singapore and HongKong will disappear, as will a few man-made islands off ShangHai.
The trouble is that some nations are disproportionately more greedy for energy and they will pay. Europe has been conserving for years whilst the States was happily consuming 'cheap' fuel. Well, now that 'cheap' fuel has vanished even they are double insulating their windows and insulating their roofs.
This greed extended to water. Higher temperatures encourages evaporation and all that glorious network of canals that carries water from the US southwest interior will become evaporators - even more so than today. Push in so much and only a small percentage emerges in Los Angeles.
BTW, the Gulf Stream is the only thing that prevents the UK becoming colder than Canada. We can handle -30 to -40C weather because we are energy self-sufficient. Scientists predict with warming seas the Gulf Stream will cease to operate and even the disbelievers in the UK will be convinced.
Don't mess with Nature, she's no respector of politicians of any stripe.