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It’s Time To Call Climate Change Deniers What They Are: Extinctionists

“The climate has changed before.” “Earth is actually cooling.” “They predicted an Ice Age in the 1970s.” “Climate change is a leftist agenda hoax perpetrated by George Soros and the Chinese.” These common statements are either categorically false, or don’t represent anything like good faith arguments. When only 15% of conservative Republicans believe that human-influenced climate change exists at all, and 36% of Americans identify as conservative, what you have is a recipe for policy obstruction, misinformation, and thrallhood to the wealthy that is guaranteed to lead to human extinction. That’s it. That’s not hyperbole or scare tactics. That’s scientific consensus. That’s the peer-reviewed math, folks. It’s a zero-sum extinction game…

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Things Actually Look Pretty F’ing Bad, You Guys

Let me say here and now that I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to look. Unlike most “red pill” scenarios where people are trying to explain away a loss of privilege rather than looking within, for the science-minded person, taking a good hard look at the end of the world is overwhelmingly supported by facts. Once you really wrap your head around the scale of the problems facing our continued existence as a species, it’s hard to view the world through any other lens. It’s always going to be hyperbole to say that the world is going to end, until the day it isn’t. We know it can happen…

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