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Before I start, I'd like to point out that I'm not really an active participator here. I read quite a bit of the questions and answers; but I have not asked or answered any questions myself. I don't think it will affect the relevance of this answer; but I think it's worth disclosing. I think what's important here is to recognize the type of skepticism ...


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Considering the interaction, I see a number of possibilities: Your friend is just going for the cheap, obvious joke, and means nothing by it. "I am a skeptic. "Oh, I doubt that." There is no need to respond. I tend to use phrases like "I try to be a skeptic" or "I like to think I am a skeptic" just to avoid that comment. Your friend is a skeptic, ...


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Given that there was a highly-upvoted comment (+89, when I saw it, +92 now) asking for that angle, I think it was fairly appropriate. And since the (rather unclear) question also involved on what Thunberg thought of that... and it turns out (see my answer) that she thought that was a relevant angle too... Is China responsible for a lot of the greenhouse ...


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