It is absolutely critical to the future of motorsport that the success or failure of Formula E as a racing spectacle is not regarded as a trial of 'green' racing.
Much as many within motorsport would rather stick their heads in the sand, racing is not insulated from the necessity for the world to wean itself off an oil addiction that has long since become destructive, even if many of the more problematic long-term effects have been deferred.
Climate change is real. The so-called debate is actually that of the prevailing scientific consensus against a minority of dissenters. By all means, let there be evidence-based debate on the cause, effects and potential remedies, but let's not be foolish enough to ignore the problem.