The difference between the Cuyahoga river starting on fire and global bullship is that rivers don't catch on fire. Something flammable needs to be in the water in order for that to happen.<quoted text>
Right, like the myth of when the river caught on fire in Ohio. Oh yah...that one was real. How about the myth of GW Bush deregulating the energy industry, followed by the gulf being coated in oil? Oh yah...that happened. So anyways...how about that water walking Jewish zombie and his magic invisible sky daddy?
In other words, we had empirical evidence that the water did not dilute the chemicals and thus a flawed theory. Therefore, we took action based on results of that experiment. That's much different than wasting trillions of dollars on something we have no proof of, and even less proof that there is anything we can do about it.
Another difference between Cuyahoga river and global warming is that after we cleaned up the river, it didn't cost Americans millions of jobs that fled overseas.