Were you to come to this topic cold, as so many kids must be doing, you’d google ‘climate change’ or the adventurous might even google ‘climate hoax’.
If they did the latter, page after page of all the correct journals on their reading lists from school or college ask things like, ‘Are there still some people denying what they see before their eyes?’ with shots of a third of the Antarctic melting.
Now that’s very hard to counter unless we have science within reach – links in other words. See, it doesn’t cut it for me to just tell the post-Millennial that it’s a hoax, assert it, without being able to show why.
One hopeful article would be if we could show that meteorologists have consistently downrated or falsified old records to show that new records are being set now when they’re not. I can do that over Australian temps.
But that’s only part of it – showing why the hockey stick is rubbish, also the greens post I did a decade or so ago and how it ties into religion. It’s not enough though to silence serious trolls.
Then there are the pages saying ‘97% of scientists agree’. Took me a long time to find an article saying yeah, majority of Dem donors say – but I don’t have that material at hand. That’s why I stay off the topic, except for these:
The big ask
What I’m asking for is for someone right into this topic who has access to ‘definitive’ science, definitive studies, to please supply some so that if any climate newbie wants to know, we can just direct them to these urls. I sure as heck do not have the material at hand myself at this point.