>There are a HELL of a lot of steps between "mankind's activity affects the planet's temperature" and "It's a disaster that must immediately be fixed by crippling the economy and instituting totalitarian control on human activity by governments".
That would be a concern... if ANYBODY was proposing THAT as a solution. Why would we propose something that wouldn't work ? The proposed solution is "replace archaic 19th century technology with the best of 21st century technological ingenuity"
You know what happens when you invest in major technological advances ? Economies GROW - they do NOT get crippled, the exact opposite happens.
You know what we do NOT need to do to achieve this ? Control anybody's activities.
ALL we need to do is invest in the right technologies... and these technologies have so many other benefits that it becomes irellevant even if climate change wasn't true because we would STILL win a massive and absolutely unqualified victory for mankind. We'd all be wealthier and better off.
So the ONLY thing holding back the right kind of progress is not economics or science - it's political games played by the people who invested heavily in the old 19th century technology and don't want to lose those investments.
We're dooming mankind over the fucking sunk cost fallacy