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Heat, disease, air pollution: How climate change impacts health

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By Daniel Lawler and Isabelle Cortes

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Please stop the fear mongering, young people are in fear of an imminent end of the world scenario that isn’t happening.

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Please stop the fear mongering

Making valid, appropriate warnings based on detailed scientific data is not "fear mongering" rational people find the information useful in order to make better decisions, the only ones that have an irrational fear from the promotion of scientific facts are the people with anti-scientific bias.

Nameless people on the internet saying the scientific consensus is wrong without any evidence to support this claim are not exactly the best reference to know what is happening or not.

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Please stop the fear mongering, young people are in fear of an imminent end of the world scenario that isn’t happening.

Yeah, the constant agenda-driven fear mongering is getting tiring, and is probably itself contributing to health problems. When I was a kid, there was similar fear mongering with the coming ice age!

Nameless people on the internet talking about an imaginary scientific consensus without any evidence to support this claim are not exactly the best reference to know what is happening or not.

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Yeah, the constant agenda-driven fear mongering is getting tiring

When you insist in calling perfectly valid scientific conclusions "fear mongering", even after it was made clear this is not valid you are recognizing you are doing it in spite being wrong. Again, rational people do not fear scientific information, that is something that applies to those with deep irrational antiscientific bias.

and is probably itself contributing to health problems

Climate change itself is the one already demonstrated to cause health problems, pretending it is better to ignore this and live in denial do not solve those problems.

Nameless people on the internet talking about an imaginary scientific consensus without any evidence to support this claim are not exactly the best reference to know what is happening or not.

The scientific consensus on climate change is not imaginary, the claims of the contrary are, you still have brought not a single respected institution of a related field that says the consensus is wrong, not one in the whole world, that clearly proves the consensus is real, even if you don't want to accept it.

https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/climate-change-evidence-causes/basics-of-climate-change

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/10/more-999-studies-agree-humans-caused-climate-change

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The denial of the climate crisis is stupid and suicidal. Our knowledge of physics and system theory tells us that in the wake of the inputs inserted by humans the climate system has become nonlinear and unstable. This system is full of malignant positive feedback loops that push it away from equilibrium. There are no stabilizing mechanisms whatsoever that can keep the climate system in equilibrium. But there is no need to be an expert: The rapid rise in temperature and humidity is visible to the naked eye. The catastrophic loss of our planet and the ultimate extermination of humanity are very near. There may still be a remedy: Getting out from energizing ourselves from carbon, and moving on to a new era of energizing ourselves from the sun's radiation and from heavy nuclei. That is easy to do, and should have been done a long time ago. However, there are powerful social forces that fight vehemently against this simple and obvious cure and against the attempt to salvage the planet and the human race. These enemies of the planet claim that moving to modern transportation based on electricity will ruin our society. These devils do not explain how can the usage of efficient, high performance and enjoyable electric cars ruin our society? And what society will remain when the temperature rises to hundreds of degrees Celsius and all the oceans boil and become steam?

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Yeah, the constant agenda-driven fear mongering is getting tiring

Aww, is negative news making you uncomfortable? Maybe spend more time in your safe space where everything is all brilliant and fabulous.

See that lovely picture at the top of the article? It isn't an 'agenda', unlike the ridiculous one that you are driving.

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Pew conducted some research earlier this year, and reported on overall attitudes in the US over climate change. Those interviewed indicated some measure of suspicion and mistrust, driven by several reasons but mostly because of a disconnect between the crisis rhetoric and their own knowledge and experiences. They further indicated a preference towards hearing from the individual climate scientists, themselves, instead of having information channeled and interpreted through media outlets. And they further indicated increased willingness to consider the issues when put in a local community context. And while willing to consider renewables, they also wanted to stress respecting individual freedom and choice in the marketplace.

I think that this information presents some valid perspectives that COP28 delegates - and those that report from the summit - would do well to take into account. And I would also add my own desire to see those on both sides of the debate to do their best to maintain civility and respectful consideration towards each other, and towards the rest of us. Especially as we measure in our own lives how this may affect our personal finances and choices in the marketplace.

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