Climate change skeptics often ask for evidence and proof, - The Bastards
How fear of bias frames climate change debate | Simon Lewis | Environment | guardian.co.uk
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We must be careful to not let the suspicions and emotions surrounding climate skeptics impact ourselves or our work. Doing so plays into their hands, distracting us from our work and potentially delaying life-saving research.
Climate change skeptics often ask for evidence and proof, and point to conflicting modeling as a means of discounting theories. This may be a valid argument in other sciences, but perhaps not when attempting to determine future climate changes. It is hard to imagine where stock markets might be today if investors required such evidence and proof of the future. We have ourselves created conditions of greater risk, and in future even the more risk-averse among us will need to embrace change. Hopefully before not too many tipping points have been passed the human race shall have to take a variety of actions based on a spectrum of theories rather than evidence and proof.