Re: Well done
No one has ever denied that CO2 affects climate: that was an invented slur by the warmists.
The argument was always whether it was
1/. Detectably relevant
2/. If (1/.) in any way man made.
3/. If (1/. and 2/.) serious enough to warrant political action.
The answer to 1/. appear to be 'probably, just'
The answer to 2/. appears to be 'probably, just'
The answer to 3/. appears to be, 'no not really'
And by the way, the answer is NOT basic physics. Its very complicated physics, as there are many many feedbacks inherent in the system,
Not the least of which complexities, is that what we as a species are most concerned about is surface temperature, sunlight and rainfall, because that drives agricultural policies. And sea levels.. We don't actually care if the stratosphere suddenly warms two degrees in isolation because we don't live there.
ALL of the consensus is now shifting from 'stop emitting at any cost' towards 'be prepared for slow gradual changes in the ecosphere, whose outcome we cant actually predict with any certainty whatsoever'.
I.e. all the money wasted on CO2 reductions is ...er money wasted on CO2 reduction.
WE have a far more serious problem in that we are running out of CHEAP primary energy sources, and 'renewable energy' so called hasn't a cat's chance in hell of replacing it
The only actual hope is transition to a nuclear electric society, and that in itself is a bugger of a problem.