Blinded by pseudo-science?
Sixty years ago, scientists argued about how the world would end. Many predicted an eminent ice age; others the opposite. Poets like Robert Frost wrote poems about it (Fire and Ice).
A renowned Ivy League professor, Steven Jay Gould settled the argument in the mid-seventies. With irrefutable logic, in one of his articles for Natural History magazine, he theorized overheating from greenhouse gases. Such was his status that the debate abated.