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Save our minds by saving the world

For some time I’ve had a policy not to debate the existence of human-induced climate change, especially not with strangers on the internet.

  • Caitlin Fitzsimmons
  • The Age

In my experience the only people still in doubt are not the type to be persuaded by facts.

If you present evidence, they’ll simply attack the credibility of the source and insult you for believing it.

My position as a journalist is simple.

When the scientific community has genuine debate, I’ll report the evidence and counter-evidence and various viewpoints.

When there is near consensus, I’ll regard the science as settled until such time as that changes…

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