Imagine that you heated an oven, put a pie in it, took it out an hour later and said, "Look, I baked a pie!" Then someone else came along and said, "Hold on, now! We don't know what happened to that pie. Maybe the sun got hotter!" Would you believe that their views are worthy of respect and should be given equal weight?
Let's hope that the tide soon washes away not only skepticism, but also the skeptics who for one reason or another refuse to accept reality. When they occupy leadership positions in government and block responsible action, they are as much a threat to national security as the climate disruptions they ridicule.