Valentine’s Day is the day to say I Heart Climate Scientists.
We heart you, and we’re happy to shout that fact louder than a Japanese husband!
We know that you work long, long hours to bring the best climate data and analysis to our attention in the fervent, if naive, hope that we won’t keep ignoring your increasingly dire warnings (see Lonnie Thompson on why climatologists are speaking out: “Virtually all of us are now convinced that global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization”).
Yes, haters are gonna hate — and apparently harass and threaten, too — but they are just the fanatical few. The rest of us heart you — and cerebrum you, too!
We know you aren’t doing this for the money because, if you were, you seriously picked the wrong profession. And we know that you aren’t part of an elaborate hoax because as smart as you are, nobody could fool all of the world’s leading science organizations and science journals and governments (well, maybe the governments, but still).
And like all the people we heart, we know — we really, really do know deep down inside — that we should be listening to you and that we are headed toward the biggest “I told you so” in human history.
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