My thought is that in 20 years, most reading this board won’t care because they will be dead, or at least financially destitute and permanently broken.
Like most things, we will wait till year 19 to begin working in earnest.
While I agree that this is of critical import, and while I was but a baby during the Manhattan Project, we were able to complete it from start to finish in just a few years.
Likewise the man on the moon project took less than the 10 years outlined by Pres. Kennedy.
IF we had the will, "REAL" leadership (and not President Bush, McLame or anyone within Congress) who would take a combined effort program to the people (drilling for oil and natural gas, clean coal plants, coal to gas, nuclear, tax incentives for developing alternate sources of energy, etc.) I'm convinced whoever could get 75 - 85% of the people to support such a proposal.
Sadly, don't see this happening any time soon.
Toooooo much money and influence from Ethanol/Biofuel lobby as well as EnviroNuts suing their way into prohibiting any such plans for decades.