Originally Posted by segovius
No..you said I was a denier and I agreed - those are merely examples of things which I 'deny'.
Apologies not needed.
OK. Thanks. I feel I should apologize because I misunderstood and then misrepresented what you were saying.
All of that out of the way. I believe the major issue on this subject is around questions 2 & 3:
1. Is the earth warming? Yes? No?
2. If yes, then is it warming to a degree or at a rate that threatens humankind? Yes? No?
3. If yes, is there anything we can do about it? Yes? No?
I don't believe there has been real debate around #2. We're simply being told, categorically, that the only consequences of this thing (Climate Change nee Global Warming) are all
negative and have a 100% probability. There are no
possible positive consequences that could come from it, or if there are they are small and low to zero probability.
I mean, seriously, if the net
effects are actually positive
we'd be stupid to even try to do anything about it.
Now assuming that #2 is yes. Then we get to #3, which has a sub-question about whether we are actually causing this. If we're not causing it, then it may be very difficult for us to do anything to reverse it.