Many educated people think it is a hoax too.
I disagree. I would agree that many educated people believe that there will be nothing material done about it so there is no reason to react. But they know the science is sound.
This is probably helped along by proponents of AGW theory buying beach houses and flying around in private jets, while lecturing everyone else not to do such things. Obviously, they don't believe it themselves.
Of course they believe it. And they realize that the problem is not in their private jets but much larger than that. But they still don't care. Consumption by the wealthy has always been considered "earned" rather than wasteful. Besides. Who hasn't considered the fabled "last man on earth" scenario.
I agree also that it is pretty hard to consider draconian actions here when China makes us a tiny part of the problem. In fact, unless China is brought to full compliance with first world standards, I could make a good case for actions that reduce their output of pollution. For example, bans on imports, imposed carbon taxes on imports, or just actions to slam their economy into working. I completely agree that treating China as a third world or developing country is beyond absurd.
I am not completely opposed to some of Trump's moves on China. He has handled it terribly but I believe it is necessary to change the playing field before it is too late.
CORONA VIRUS IS NOT A POLITICAL FOOTBALL.
IT IS A KILLER.