Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
You will never have 100% consensus on any scientific issue. There is too much hay to be made on a margin for a denialist. There are scientists who believe that HIV doesn't cause AIDS, either. It doesn't mean they are anything less than ill-informed whackjobs.
It's not a coincidence that an overwhelming majority of Americans believed in man-made climate change a decade ago, and now only half do. That decade has corresponded with one of the most aggressive anti-science movements in the history of the country.
Humans are a tropical species. We evolved at the equator in a climate where freezing weather did not exist. The only reasons we can survive these cold climates are fire, clothing, and housing…It is “extremely likely” that a warmer temperature than today’s would be far better than a cooler one.