Is the climate changing?
Was it caused by humans?
Regardless of the answer, think about this: If you’re going to argue humans does not cause climate change, then what?
What causes it? How do we stop it? Can we stop it?
Or are you just going to sit with your arms crossed, shrug your shoulders and hope the problems will solve themselves?
Even if there was little evidence climate change was caused by humans (there isn’t — 97% of Climate Scientists says so) I’d prefer to err on the side of caution and act even if it’s not needed rather than not acting and finding out later that I should have because it was needed.
I also hate not being in control, so I like to believe that we are causing the problems and we can fix them by changing our behavior.
The alternative would be too horrible:
We’re facing an extinction event. We don’t know what causes it. All we can do is pray and hope. But, since we didn’t cause this, God probably hates us. We’re fucked! Let’s jump off a cliff…
Although… if every climate change denier did jump off a cliff, we’d probably be halfway to solving the problems just there and then… Ok. That’s a joke. Don’t jump off a cliff!
My point of view does not mean I argue for a total ban of fossil fuels right now. That’s a ridiculous and reality-deprived standpoint. And, seriously, what real debater would think that was the answer?
But fossil fuels won’t last forever, so why not start looking for the alternatives right now anyway?
The winners of the future are… cough-Musk-cough…