Registered On: September 7, 2015
It’s hardly misrepresenting to point out that reputable polls show the opposite to what you put forward and that this study is an outlier. I am not calling into question its credentials, just pointing out that it goes against the grain.
I’d be more inclined to believe you if you hadn’t said that adding CO2 to the atmosphere won’t make a jot of difference to the climate. That suggests you don’t think it can affect climate. Your last sentence just backs it up; you clearly don’t see CO2 as a major climate influencer, and as detailed several times before, the evidence extends beyond models. The mysterious variable which has a greater control is yet to be found. For some reason it doesn’t influence seasons or glacial cycles or any other noticeable aspect of the climate, like the Sun, CO2 and orbital fluctuations do, but it can overpower these to drive climate change. Somehow.
Of course it will lead to anxiety for children who will have to deal with the effects. It won’t be the end of the world, but it will be tough for many lives, and many who may not survive due to the effects. I do not think it’s wrong for children to be concerned about the future of humanity and species on the planet which we effect. Life will find a way to survive after us, but I would like to do our bit to minimise our impact on current life given we have ability to help. And given you have rambled on about how scientists make out it’s the end of the world, when they aren’t in the literature, I am hardly misrepresenting.