Exactly, even if we wouldn't know it would we the sensible thing to doJust_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 pmThe thing we face with AGW is the modern equivalent of Pascal's Wager.
If AGW does exist and we do nothing, we lose. If AGW doesn't exist and we do some stuff then we have only lost a few quid, but will have gained new infrastructure. Etc.
On balance, doing stuff is the sensible option. It might be politically inconvenient for some, but that's life.
But we know some facts which are not debatable. We've increased dramatically co2 concentration, that is a measurable fact, not an opinion. See the graph and link I posted in the EV thread from NASA. Another fact is co2 is a greenhouse effect gas so it's concentration in the atmosphere has direct impact on global warming, not debatable either.
But for some people, even despite these measurable facts which prove humans are responsible for a greenhouse gas concentration increase in the atmosphere, even despite this fact, some still defend if we can't predict how much and in what time scale co2 increase will affect the planet (as if planet weather was something easy to understand or predict), then it's all false and we should do nothing at the respect
To me it's pretty obvious some people only look for some excuse to dodge our own responsibility, if they are forced to ignore some known facts that's not a problem