>>11021881>The media and politicians don't matter, just the facts in question.
I'm sure you agree that fertilizer runoff is terrible. It kills fish, poisons runoff and makes algal bloom. The science is absolutely rock solid, nobody doubts this. And so you'll agree that we need to completely phase out all fertilizer use by 2030, in the largest economic transformation in all time. We'll convert all food production to organic, start a planet wide birth-control and rationing program. All meat production, tobacco and alchohol will end. We'll need to mobilise a large number of urban workers and send them to the fields. The fate of the world depends on it.
What's that? You doubt our dire predictions of apocalypse that we've been using to gather support for these policies? Show that we're wrong in our arcane scientific papers that we publish, prove that fertiliser runoff DOESN'T cause algal bloom. See, you can't. Problem solved.
All of the scientific predictions are accurate but mostly useless. They just don't justify the response that the media is demanding. If you've ever read an IPCC report, you'll know how cagey they are about actually specifying the risks quantitatively. They say things will get worse, but don't say how much.https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ar5_wgII_spm_en.pdf
Meanwhile the media has hyped everything to the point where life is supposed to end in 10-15 years, terrifying children.