On a replies thread to an article on this theme here a day or two ago someone took me and people like me to task for being an alarmist, a " the sky is falling!" Chicken Little, that the effects of climate change were happening much more slowly than we spreaders of fear were saying and that saying the things we were saying was hindering the progress of change by spreading unneeded fear and uncertainty.
I replied that I hope it turns out that way. I only have a decade or two left and I would much rather not have to put up with flooding, fatality causing heat waves, food shortages from food crop and fishing failures, and all the other predicted possible side effects of temperature increases.
If I and other concerned alarmists are wrong about the changes this will cause I will gladly say “Whew!” and give thanks for the stay of execution.
But the denualist way if it turns out to be wrong means there will be nothing that can be done but hunker down and take what nature at its least benign throws at us. I will retain my alarmist tendencies.