Regardless of the arguments about climate, science is quietly dealing with the real issue, that being energy Production.
Shale Gas, the thorium fuel cycle, all look very good along with some solar technologies, and now synthetic Petrol.
The problem the Green Left (which they mainly are) have is they subscribe to the view that politics and politicians matter.(they do but not in a very positive way) When what really matters is technological change, be it the Ford Model T, The Contraceptive Pill, and the CPU amongst many game changers.
And no matter how the Tunisian wave pans out, the Islamists cannot uninvent the internet or indeed the modern world, and neither can the Greens.
2011 is not looking like a good year for the fundamentalists.