I agree with what you say.

I was trying to capture the sense that I don’t believe in climate change. There’s nothing to believe in. It’s not a thing. There’s nothing called “climate change.” It’s not something to believe in or to not believe in. I can’t possibly say if it exists or not. All I can do is weigh evidence and make choices based on evidence. I’m not sure how to convey this. Perhaps this is only clear to me because I spent years doing research on something that I didn’t believe in, and I wrote results and conclusions sections that I had no belief in. It’s this state of being open to whatever makes most sense as we feel around in the dark. Let’s get the best data we can, run the best models we can, and then make the best decisions we can. That seems to be very different from, “I don’t believe in climate change” or “I do believe in climate change.”

It seems like I didn’t do a perfect job of expressing where I’m coming from.

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