The comic strip could easily be reworked:This post reminds me of this:
Alarmist: The temperature is rising. We must do something!
Skeptic: Well, weather is either heating or cooling over time. It's not static.
Alarmist: We need a government program!
Skeptic: The government doesn't do much of anything well except waste money, distort markets, and bring about unintended consequences.
Alarmist: We must do something!
Skeptic: Like what? Every man, woman, and child in this country could reduce their carbon footprint to zero and it wouldn't make a difference.
Alarmist: You're a science denier!
Skeptic: You avoid talking about solutions. Corn ethanol was going to fix everything. Then giving money to firms like Solyndra. Seems like your solutions are nothing but scams. Talk to me when the government undoes all the fraud they've already heaped on the taxpayer.