What I see is there are to separate Global Warming pathways going on at the same time.
The one used by the scientists of facts. And the other used by the consensual science and political science group. One group has all the money in the world, the other has to work the in quite method of not shaking the boat or pissing off the group with the money and political backing.
Yes grasshopper, there are many pathways.
There is one physical Global Warming pathway unfolding.
It’s controlled by the thermodynamics and geophysics of the matter.
Greenhouse gases hold a key regulating position in this process.
The physics are understood in exquisite detail.
We are becoming ever more familiar with this transitional weather regime’s destructive realities,
namely cascading consequences such as the California fires,
and the past ten hurricanes in ten weeks, not to mention what’s happening in the rest of the world.
The longer term future of that trajectory will be impacted by how much greenhouse gases are ultimately added to our atmosphere,
although nothing will change our short term momentum and I fear its going to knock us off our pins.
There is one scientific pathway. Observing, recording and understanding what is going on within natural processes.
It’s been pursued for centuries now and the results are a coherent internally consistent understanding,
that the likes of mikie do everything to confuse, dismiss and avoid looking at.
A summation is clearly spelled out and open for constructive honest critique - the IPCC reports.
Though the overall evidence is there to be found within decades worth of thousands of papers and observed Earth changes.
There is one political oligarch driven pathway of disinformation, hate mongering and denunciation against climate scientists.
Mikie here has echoed their nonsense often.
Supported by massive funding and mega-media outlets dedicated to misrepresenting, false-equivalence and personally attacking anyone or
organization that represents the scientific understanding being gathered in real time.
Just need to listen to the likes of Seitz, or Singer, or Lindzen, watts, dellingspole, the lord, roger cohen, steele and all the rest,
to understand what I’m talking about. Science by insinuation, slander and libel in the service of avoidance.
There is the I’m the one and only religious pathway
Where all too many people have adopted the incredible notion that they petty, scared, selfish, self-interested humans understand the billions of years old “true” God of Time and Creation, Life and Love. It’s an appalling conceit and indicates a profound disconnection with the real world around us and an unhealthy self-absorption into our own mindscapes.
It’s a terrifying stupefying thing to behold, because this Faith has allowed them to totally tune out the real world.
There is the I want mine pathway of single-minded dedication to consumerism, Hollyworld Fantasizing,
and the proposition that too much is never enough.
This one consists of humans who never evolved past the juvenile self-interest phase of life
and into the adult enlightened-self-interest phase,
where we learn that thinking past oneself towards community and cooperation are good for all of us,
and that we need each other to keep ourselves honest.
Very sad, it allowed complete disconnect from all that’s uncomfortable or inconvenient and an easy embrace of facade and fantasy.