Friends, I urge you to go and watch this video, it isn’t very long.
That video is a brief summary of a study (which has since been replicated with similar results) that shows that 97% of climate scientists agree that global warming is real and it’s caused by humans.
The consensus is good news.
But there is also some very bad news.
The bad news? A consensus of over 90% was reached in fucking 1995.
That is so long ago that I can’t even remember it.
I think I was wearing plaid.
So since about 1995 climatologists have known that human-caused climate change is a reality. And since then all the evidence that has been found has only added weight to this conclusion.
So for almost 20 years climate scientists have been telling us that global warming is real and is going to kick our asses.
(I swear, when there was that one article that tried to pretend that an email opinion poll was somehow on the same level as a massive systematic review of the scientific literature I became unstable. But when that Forbes article hit that compared global warming to obamacare I pretty much lost my shit.)
Just for the record, you pointless pond scum who believe that just because you have an opinion it is worth listening to, even if you convince everyone that global warming isn’t happening it will still be taking place.
That’s the thing about reality. It’s still there even if you don’t believe in it.
This isn’t community theatre. Things don’t just vanish if you stick them behind a curtain.
And it’s not grade 4 English Lit either.
Just because you have an interpretation that makes you feel warm and fuzzy (and by “feel warm and I fuzzy” I of course mean “lots of cash”) does not mean that it is as valid as those of the people who’ve devoted their lives to this subject.
So one more time for the cognitively impaired: climate scientists have reached a consensus that global warming is real and it’s our fault.
And that consensus was reached almost 20 fucking years ago.
[Standard Disclaimer: this post was entirely my own opinion and was not paid for in any way, directly or otherwise, by anyone or anything that stands to gain in any way from the ideas expressed herein.]