Below is a clip of the future Secretary of State on climate change. His argumentative maneuvers in the attached clip are predictably glib: (1) climate models possess a wide range of uncertainty; (2) the problems look manageable to him; and (3) we can adapt.
Translation: if we keep burning fossil fuels at our current rate: (1) maybe things won’t be as bad as some models predict; (2) if they are that bad, we’ll adapt; and we’ll do so by (3) engineering (which means moving our harbors and cities deeper inland, which translates into passing the costs, in the trillions, of our global warming, to future generations).
Simple. I feel so much better.