Why? Because it poses an existential threat to our civilization.
Remember, science, like civil law cases, is based on “preponderance of evidence”, not “beyond reasonable doubt” as in criminal cases. Many who argue against science confuse and conflate the two.
Given today’s Washington Post article, Trump Tower could be underwater by the end of his first term. Should cause some panic among the millennials.
The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends
Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.
It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.
But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is totally off. The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.
– Washington Post, November 17, 2016
Wow, 36 degrees. Scared yet?