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This comment thread seems to have been targeted by an organized group of climate trolls. This is unfortunate and disheartening.

Climate scientists are the most knowledgeable, best informed, most qualified people to interpret climate data. There will always be scientific debate, and climate science is no exception. But there is essentially no disagreement — among people who are actually qualified to discuss such things — that the problem is real, getting worse, and poses a grave threat to civilization.

That may sound extreme. It may be hard to believe. Believe it. It’s not a joke.

The most discouraging things about these comments is not that they are skeptical. Skepticism is good. No, the problem is that almost certainly there is an organized group behind these posts, whose sole purpose is to spread misinformation and squelch real discussion.

This is nothing short of sickening.

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