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How to Talk to a "Climate Skeptic" Without Wasting Time and Energy on Non-science Nonsense http://globalecologist.org/talking.htmlHow to Talk to a Climate Skeptic - GlobalEcologist.org
I insist on speaking uninterrupted for two minutes.
...If any scientist had a coherent and sensible scientific revelation that we needn't be worried about fossil-fuel greenhouse-gas emissions causing a dangerous global warming problem, that scientist would write what would very quickly become the most celebrated research paper ever published. The publication would be in one of the world's most prestigious science journals, and that journal would be proud to have the honor and privilege. Literally hundreds of other scientists would quickly validate the research, and the author of the paper would become the most famously celebrated scientist in history.
...Those of us who do understand the science would be the first in line to shake the hero's hand and thank them for delivering the best news civilization has ever gotten.
But that's not reality. We are experiencing, all at once, not just global warming but the entire suite of climate change phenomena that go along with it. Unprecedented droughts. Unprecedented heatwaves. Unprecedented storms. Unprecedented floods. Unprecedented precipitation events.