101/105guy, if you were a politician how would you stop the most important thing facing the future of life on earth becoming a political issue?"Does it really matter if it's politicized? Does the fact that it's politicized actually change things?"
Oh, where to begin?
Many voters want you to act on this issue. Of course anything like this has to be politicized. Many voters expect/demand policy changes.
If you were to ignore it you might lose lots of votes. Also because you are a denier, don't you want your politicians to set policies that, I guess, don't spend on climate change? So both sides HAVE to use it as a political football.
Free market does not care about the future generations, never has and never will ...