As television host Jimmy Kimmel notes in the video below, climate change is not a political issue, it’s a scientific one, and it’s one upon which there is scientific consensus. Despite this, there remains a significant portion of the population that somehow thinks that the scientific community is playing some sort of twisted prank, and lying about their results for unknown reasons. As Kimmel notes, we believe scientists when it comes to molecules, the speed of light and Cialis, why not climate change? This speaks to the continued undermining of credibility that the scientific community faces, and why better public outreach is so vital.
At the end of the video below, a public service announcement from actual scientists hoping to make it clear: we’re not f*&%ing with you.