That is because your subjective values differ from others' subjective values, and because your basis for man made global warming is built on unverified and often fraudulent science. You, like most Democrats, think in categorical terms, which is simple minded. You fail to examine, or even acknowledge in many cases, the benefits from using coal. As Deez pointed out, coal fired electric generating plants, which power 30%-40% of the U.S., are a lower cost choice of energy for the end user. This improves individuals standard of living. It is estimated that coal supports over 1 million jobs in the U.S. Coal supports not only coal miners, but employess in transportation, equipment manufacturing, construction and electric power plants. Maybe the vast majority of the population is okay with a slight rise in temperature (assuming that it is man made) given all of the other benefits of coal, tar sands, or other hydrocarbons. Maybe the subjective values of millions of people differ from your subjective values. Above all else, it seems that about half of the population is sick and tired of the constant haranguing from Democrats about their sole ability to determine what is problematic for "society", and the need for Democrats to substitute themselves into the place of the individual when it comes to making decisions. The Democrats had eight years to show how well their ideas worked. The most significant domestic results of that experiment involving the centralization of decision making authority seem to be another failed entitlement program (Obamacare), an increase in racial divisiveness but no change in income levels for minorities, anatomical males being able to access bathrooms and locker rooms formerly reserved for little girls and women, the slowest economic growth in history thanks to quantitative easing and over regulation, and a government boldly breaking laws when it comes to spying on its own citizens.