By MORGAN MCHOSE | The Daily Trojan
March 27, 2023
“A few weeks ago I was scrolling through YouTube comments, ignoring looming midterm deadlines, when a particular comment caught my eye. It said something along the lines of: “I was confused why climate change would be a debatable topic. Then I remembered: It’s America.”
The comment made me sit up. Hasn’t climate change always been controversial, everywhere? For as long as I could remember, the issue had been hounded by millions of dissenting voices. Climate change scientists like Katharine Hayhoe even received death threats from fervent deniers: “Watch out for the big manila [envelopes] … They are usually the craziest,” Hayhoe said in an interview with the New Yorker.”
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