Article: Ignore the Fake Climate Debate


Article: Ignore the Fake Climate Debate


This 2020 publication in the Wall Street Journal describes an interesting phenomenon it describes as the "Fake Climate Debate". This debate is between the two extremes - on one side, total deniers like Donald Trump who won't even consider the need for a climate change mitigation plan, and on the other, climate alarmists like Swedish 17-yr-old Greta Thunberg. The author here argues that the loud and brash debate between these groups is actually irrelevant, and that the real scientists are still conversing in the background. In countries where climate change is an accepted fact and a problem to be solved, the writer would be correct to conclude arguing with deniers such as President Trump is a waste of time. In the US, however, where climate change is still just making onto the political docket, those debates still lead to further support of mitigation efforts and understanding of the impacts of climate change in the future.

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January 23, 2020 – January 23, 2020

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