Wouldn’t you want to see evidence if someone told you to throw it all away and live like a pauper in order to stave off annihilation? During all of history, we were presented with more claims for doomsday than can possibly written in a book, and yet, humanity has grown by leaps and bounds. I have a gut reaction to anyone who refuses to deliver the goods. Go and do what you have to do to deliver proof and as long as you cannot do that, I don’t want to spend any more time on what you claim. Because it’s no more real than Nessie to me.
According to climate research, Democrats are more likely to accept assurances from people who claim to be experts. Republicans don’t trust claims of expertise, they want to see the evidence.