Denialists are a steadily shrinking pool and will in time only have each other to bounce around their non-science, anti-factual arguments with. Conversion from Denialism to the #GlobalClimateConsensus is a one-way street and we gain surprising new allies every single day. THREAD
If at this *very* late stage in the game you *still* find yourself asking the same easily Google-able questions while engaged in your latest in a string of climate denial arguments it's unlikely you care what teenager Greta Thunberg thinks about it /1
What you don't know (as you haven't listened to even one of her speeches & so be it) is she doesn't *want* you to listen to her. Her constant refrain is Listen To The Scientists & refers to the IPCC's 2016 Special Report on Climate each & every time /2
#IntergovernmentalPanelOnClimateChange is the established body of authority on Climate Science & takes in results from literally 1000s of scientists from 100s of countries. They warn us under no uncertain terms we face certain catastrophe if we don't act quickly & large scale /3
The exact same folks that'll tell you Greta Thunberg is being controlled by her parents or shadowy leftists will tell you the IPCC is being controlled by the United Nations and for nefarious purposes has cooked up the largest, most successful conspiracy in all of human history /4
The IPCC is indeed under the auspices of the United Nations but you know who isn't? NASA. The guys smart enough to land humans on the moon and send robots to Mars. So what's the deal? Were they so easily tricked or are they in your ever-growing/unmanageable conspiracy? /5
Just as it's #NASA's official position that the #ClimateCrisis is real, caused by humans & demands an enormous response, so too for the #AAAS & the #AMS. So too for literally every well-established scientific org on the planet that has thus far taken an official position on it /6
But what I've described thus far has been only the Global *Scientific* Consensus & if you're still claiming conspiracy theory I'm happy to wrap on the tinfoil hat with you and pursue it to it's logical ends. Because it's NOT JUST THE WORLD'S SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS ANY MORE /9
The world's top scientific orgs and minds. Oil companies. Banks. All either tricked or in on the game. *That's* what you're alleging? You have to admit it's getting silly. Nothing for anybody with any kind of honest or serious mind to hold onto anymore /14
The latest bullgoose loony lefty org advocating climate action? Insurance Bureau of Canada. Again, tricked or in cahoots? Or maybe, just *maybe* you've been wrong about this stuff & have been having trouble admitting it to yourself. It only gets worse /20
I have far more use for a horse and buggy than a King or a Queen but well said, Prince Chuck. For you Denialists, you now have to add the Pentagon, the Pope and the Royal Family to your conspiracy. To the people *you personally* know better than. /23
Who still defends Denialism? What well-established organization or household name? Only world renowned person/thing I can think of that at this *very* late date still stands firm with Denialism is this man. Him. If that doesn't mortify you that actually explains a few things /25
Time to put away childish things. People are getting hurt. If all you care about is money then that's fine because it's already costing *all* of us an arm and a leg & only get worse so long as we don't take the required steps TOGETHER. Australia should surely be enough, no? /26
That Denialism steadily shrinks to nothing is more than an opinion, it's a demographic certainty. It's unfortunate that Boomers get painted with the same brush but it's not refutable that many of the world's remaining Denialists are senior citizens now. /28
The flip side of that demographic is the next generation of humans (our children, nieces, nephews & grandchildren) are increasingly all too aware of the manifestly terrible deal many of our generation would like to pass off on them. One day soon its their turn to elect/govern /30
Your job rely on something endangered by addressing the Climate Crisis? It's a normal healthy fear you have there. Does it make sense to deny what the world's most well respected financial institutions ALL say is coming or do we embrace reality & look for solutions together? /31
Do you immensely admire a civilization widely built/powered by oil and gas? ME TOO. ABSOLUTELY. But the results are in and we need change and the kicker is a lot of the things that oil and gas helped build needs building again. This is a *good* thing /32
A global shift to #RenewableEnergy, a #CircularEconomy & a sustainable society is the biggest challenge in all of human history. Know what else it is? The BIGGEST RENOVATION PROJECT in all of human history. CAPITALISTS NEEDED. INDUSTRY REQUIRED. INNOVATION/COMPETITION WELCOME /33
Here in Canada in our last federal election at least 63 percent of voters cast ballots for parties that put forward strong climate platforms. The only Denialist party running didn't gain even a single seat /34
If you're not from Calgary you have no idea how incredible it is to hear *them* say *this* /37
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