Ignore them, the world is NOT ending. I'll stake my life on it.
Of course. The Earth's not going to be absorbed by the sun for another few billion years. It's just that human life might not last that long. I'm a young person. If action isn't taken now, my life is going to be full of hearing about or being affected in refugee crises, flooding of cities, wars fought over dwindling water supplies, huge famines, etc.
I do not want the selfish actions of a few old people, such as Rupert Murdoch who has too much influence over Australia, to screw my future because of their quick dollar today.
If you seriously don't believe in the greenhouse effect because of some bizarre mistrust of scientists, why don't you test the "theory" of gravity?
expensive and unreliable sources of energy.
Renewables are cheaper than coal now. It has also been shown that Renewables+Batteries lead to almost instantaneous response times to power shortages, which is an increase in reliability.
No, we were confidently told about fifteen years ago that those places would definitely be underwater by now - we were told unequivocally that there would be visceral, definite signs of the world ending by now.
I don't know who you might have been listening to 15 years ago. Could well have been some right wing news source uninterested in the science of things. No one can say for sure exactly what will happen in the next few years, but, due to the change in climate, we can be sure that there will be a higher frequency of storms and other natural disasters. We can also be sure that the ice will continue to melt and sea levels will continue to rise.
Failed predictions equal a false prophet.
What an absurd comment! We cannot be sure of the future. You seem to be coming to the conclusion that climate change is some sort of religion. Even if that was the case, it still wouldn't be as bad as Christianity and Islam, which have created several armed conflicts and discriminated against anyone unfavourable to powerful men for centuries.
Is all this speculation really worth spending a trillion dollars on? Bill Shorten thinks so.
Not sure where you're pulling these figures from. This isn't speculation. This is nearly every educated scientist saying that it is going to happen. Science is designed around things being questioned. Climate change has seen vigorous criticism, not just by misinformed people like you but by equally qualified and educated people. However, it has rightfully surpassed that stage. Rather than continuing to help the small percentage of people who have things to gain by oppressing future generations for their riches today, let's get a move on now, and actually save money.