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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Oh well, guess my great great great great great grandchildren will be able to say for certain. Worse case scenario, everyone goes naked.

If we are actually causing climate change - or if some other shit is - it's going to be really bad for us.

The problem is that since this shit got super politicized and people just basically starting making up shit up and the scientific community started ostracizing anyone who didn't buy into the narrative, nobody can take any of this shit seriously. Being able to say whether or not the climate is changing rapidly - in either direction - would be incredibly helpful knowledge to have, but because of all this political bullshit around it at the moment, we basically won't be able to get a solid read on it for probably at least a few decades.

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[–] sleazyridr 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

The scientific community doesn't ostracize people for "not buying into the narrative." They shun people who refute the hypothesis with lots of supporting evidence in favor of a hypothesis with little or no supporting evidence. It has become a politicized issue, but that doesn't change the truth.

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It has become a politicized issue, but that doesn't change the truth.

Politicizing an issue shrouds the truth, which is why this is a pointless discussion to have. We cannot know the truth of the matter in this current climate (forgive the pun), no matter what anyone's "data" might say.

Bear in mind that I'm not saying it's not happening, and I'm not saying it is. I am saying that - for the time being, and for the foreseeable future - the truth is effectively unknowable, because every scrap of data surrounding this issue is tainted and can't be trusted one way or the other.