I like Andy Revkin as a person, and I appreciate his kind words about this site, giving us a bit of a leg up, but Holy Missing the Point, Batman…
My response was:
Andy, you don’t seem to hear what Gell-Mann is saying.
You seem to think there’s single complex statement which must be taken on faith or rejected. But people do not understand a few basic facts. Whether people choose to believe them or not is a matter for social scientists to address ONLY AFTER PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE.
I would have had a similar conversation about CUMULATIVE NATURE of the CO2 problem. People don’t deny this nor accept it. They HAVEN’T HEARD IT YET!