In other words, even if the science is inconclusive, it would be imprudent and stupid of us to not guard ourselves against the highly plausible (if not dead certain) calamity that our contributions to climate warming may ultimately lead to. Besides, aren't conservatives supposed to be on the side of conservation?
The trouble is, the science isn't uncertain. The evidence for anthropogenic global warming is absolutely overwhelming according to just about every scientific institution known to man, including the United States National Academy of Sciences. I'm hard pressed to find a single one that doesn't staunchly advocate for collective action designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, the science for global warming is about as sound as the science for evolution and gravity. Yet, many individuals (particularly in the United States) remain skeptical. The fact that a number of ordinary individuals still doubt the human aspect to climate change doesn't negate the facts in the slightest. It took time for people to come around to the notion that the earth was flat; many willfully denied it until much after the science was made obvious. I suspect that before my generation passes on, global warming will be viewed in the same light.
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