After a couple years of scattered back and forth arguing, I had a really nice conversation with
and we both agree we'd rather put it to rest. My early impressions of him were pretty tainted; while we don't feel the same way about climate change, he's not a conspiracy theorist about it and doesn't think scientists are evil schemers or anything. There are
certainly a lot of open questions in regards to both how much of an impact humans have and what exactly is going to come of it, it can just be difficult sometimes to talk about these issues without going too far in one direction or the other.
There's other people on DA I've had much worse fights with, but most have lost interest over time and I honestly barely remember what was said in most of them. I never meant to sound so extreme on some subjects, or even totally realized I came across that way. I'm cleaning out my journal of anything related to debate, politics, tragedies or health scares; it's not that I don't care anymore or that my stances have all totally changed, but I'd rather my DA account just be a pleasant place for stuff that makes me happy, rather than stuff that gives me anxiety or worry.
That said, I'm still not sure I'll keep using DA as an art platform or not. It makes a nice record of over a decade of my life, but I've had a lot better results on my own website.