Quick and direct answers to common questions you're likely to encounter about climate change.
A: I believe in climate change, not climate catastrophe. The world has warmed 1 degree C in the last 170 years. Humans have some influence. But because we are so adaptable, the climate death rate has fallen 98% over the last century.
A: I’m a climate thinker.
I recognize that climate is ever-changing, that humans have some influence, and that humans with abundant machine power can master any climate. That's why as CO2 levels have gone up, climate deaths have plummeted.
A: We should definitely not do anything that raises the cost of energy in a world where billions already can't afford it. The only humane policies are more adaptation to keep us safe and more innovation to make low-carbon energy cheap.
Reference: 2020 Talking Points on CO2 Emissions
A: A better version of what happened when we hit the 1 degree of warming we're at now. It’ll be a little warmer, a lot greener, and, most importantly, the miracle of machine power will be even more abundant.
A: The pessimistic UN is talking about a few degrees of warming and a few feet of sea level rises *over a century*. We can adapt to that with today's tech, let alone future tech.
A: The CA *blackouts* are proof that we need to *stop* switching to unreliable green energy. CA wildfires are proof that we need to remove huge amounts of excess fuel from CA forests.