America's gotta shake off that XOM-funded, anti-science kind of wishful thinking, if not those vicious personal attacks on our leading climate scientists.
Before addressing these matters, we note that scientists reporting global warming have come under attack for a supposed conspiracy to manufacture evidence of global warming. Perhaps because some members of the public accept these charges as reality, vicious personal messages are sent to the principal scientists almost daily.
The spiral into an almost surrealistic situation with ad hominem attacks on scientists may have originated in part with vested interests who do not want society to address climate change. But there is more than that – including honest, wishful thinking that climate change is not really happening. But wishing does not alter facts. An Essay on Regional Cold Anomalies within Near‐Record Global Temperature