Of course I would slow down. I actually like your analogy as with the really awful weather this winter I have been living that analogy every day on my 45 minute each way drive to work in some really bad conditions. When the weather is bad I plan on my 45 minute drive taking an hour. I carry some emergency tools and supplies in the car just in case and extra warm clothing hoping to never need them. I slow my speed down etc. With all my good intensions it doesnt change the fact that where I normally go 60MPH and now go 45MPH I will be passed multiple times every morning by guys that didnt leave early and are bound and determined to go 60+ MPH no matter what. They are endangering me and all the cars coming the other direction plus themselves. Those guys are the China, Mexico and India of my microcosm of my little world. I have no hope or ability to slow them down but I wish I did. The people passing me are not learning by my example at all. Just the opposite they are seeing me as an obstruction to their progress. Now twice this winter so far I have been in a convoy of likeminded safe people and here comes the high roller along. Now he decides to not pass just me but 6 others all at the same time on ice covered roads with a layer of snow and slush. In one occasion, he gets by 4 of us throwing up slush and must duck into the pack because of oncoming traffic, almost causing a crash. At the very first opportunity he takes off again and gets around all the impeding traffic. About 2 miles ahead is a turn in the road we call dead mans curve. And sure enough there he is crawling out of his truck on its side in a ditch and trying to flag someone down. He was alone and seemed to be unharmed and the entire convoy waved and tooted as they went past him. Im pretty sure the 3 mile walk did him some good. The other one ended up 100 out in some corn stubble and I tooted at him also. In fact that guy has after that passed me again under similar conditions. Some people will never learn. Is there a political component to global climate change hysteria? Most defiantly. In fact you see it as one also from your prospective. You see the conservatives view of the issue as geared to pleasing the big money people at the expense of the little guy. The liberals see it as a tool to bring everyone standard of living into a more similar level in this country and around the world. Very little is about science.