You misinterpret the argument of your adversary. MOST of who you would call a denier don’t disagree with the 97% consensus that climate change is real, they disagree with people like you who then extrapolate that figure into also believing that those same 97% hold a consensus opinions on the impact of climate change. Until your cult can wrap your head’s around that fact, you’re exactly right, a debate is worthless.
And then there is this:
people need to be able to see and evaluate evidence themselves…
As if everyone that agrees with you must be smarter and more scientific than “the others”. C’mon… You need to improve your self-awareness buddy.