Climate change: No more denying it - CBS News
Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine's senior editor for science and technology, spoke to Jim Axelrod and Rebecca Jarvis about the record temperatures and massive storms and why we're seeing more of these extremes.
...And Hurricane Katrina-type events are turning out to be twice as likely in years with warming.
Kluger said climatologists have long been warning the public of the dangers of too much carbon [sic] in the atmosphere, and now, all of the changes they had been predicting have happened on schedule.
"If your doctor told you 40 years ago that if you don't take certain precautions you were going to get sick in certain ways... and it happened, you'd say she knew what she was talking about," he said. "We know what the solutions are. We just have to be able to embrace them."
Kluger likened climate change deniers to the Flat Earthers and the people who say the moon landings never happened.
"At some point, the body of evidence becomes so overwhelming that if you're denying it, you're sort of willfully excluding yourself from the 'big table' where the conversations take place," he said. "The argument that [climate change] is a hoax has been demolished."