I’m with Hammer on this one. I’m too old, and have lost all patience with much of the idiocy in the world around us at the moment. And I know I shouldn’t, and that @DarthMol is hoping for sensible and civil discourse here. But honestly, life’s way too short and I am done with the pandering and placating and being all “sure I’ll consider your point of view, and do more research”. No more Mr. Nice Guy when it comes to kak like this. (See my recent anti-vaxxer rant for evidence of how gatvol I personally am with things like this at the moment.)
I don’t, I won’t, go out of my way to cause conflict and upset or insult people. That’s definitely not who I am. I’m chill AF under normal circumstances. But if you’re coming at me with “climate change is a hoax” and “global warming is a myth” and “man is not responsible for the damage done” and similar kak, I’m no longer going to be the person I used to be. I’d listen politely, and once you were done with your idiotic ramblings, I’d equally politely tell you that I disagree, attempt to explain the many flaws in your argument, and move on. Now, I won’t even let you start. The moment I know what you’re about to start talking about, I’m done. Either you go away, or I leave. Neither involves me listening to your nonsense.
In terms of is it too late to save the planet? Again going against my glass half full optimistic nature, I fear the Hammer man is more right than wrong here too. There’s just so much that needs to be done, in a very short period of time, to retard and then begin reversing the damage we’ve done to the planet. I think a lot of people are going to try their best to prove me wrong, and I sincerely hope they do. I will support their efforts, make whatever small changes I can along the way, and hope fervently that they succeed. But I’m sceptical.