2. the very people pushing GW and refusing to even discuss the topic make their living off of promoting it
In what other industry would you distrust the people most intimately connected to it? Besides government - I'm just going to stop you on that one.
Your furnace goes out in mid-winter. You call an HVAC guy. He says you need to replace your furnace. You tell him to take a hike because he stands to benefit from selling you a furnace.
Your child is failing English. You talk to the teacher. The teacher suggests that your child needs to spend more time reading. You tell the teacher to take a hike because the teacher stands to benefit from your child doing better.
I just don't understand this logic. Why can't we trust experts in their fields? I understand healthy skepticism, but at a certain point (say when 97% of those experts agree on something), isn't that worth noting?