Re: About time
"… all their recent pronouncements about 'climate change' (previously Global Warming) being caused by humanity are pure Democrat boilerplate, not hard science"
Science is never 100% hard, any sensible scientist is aware that new research might change our understanding. But climate change is widely accepted as being a real issue. Not just by liberal/left-wing folk, but by people in heavy industry - like my customers. Among my customers (manufacturing industry and service providers to the petroleum and process industries, mostly in Europe) reducing their carbon footprint is a real priority. That's because they feel responsible for their impact on society, want to comply with future legislation, and because climate change is going to impact them.
Here's the view of one major oil company: http://reports.shell.com/sustainability-report/2015/energy-transition/addressing-climate-change/reducing-emissions.html