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Except that’s entirely the denialist straw man. It’s not we’re going to face a cosmic ray style annihilation in 10 years, but rather that we’re cavalierly approaching tipping points that will likely have repercussions for 10,000 years.

But it's a fact the situation, while serious, was massively overblown and became politicised. We may all be killed by climate change one day, and we need to act now, but we aren't going to die in ten years if nothing changes.

Making the situation out to be the end of the world, short term, is how you lose the support of the general public.

Well, some environmentalists overstating their case ("alarmism") have made that not exactly a strawman.

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