A lot of people who'd like to consider themselves middle-of-the-roaders seem determined to treat two different but related issues as if they were the same thing. If only they were! If they were, our difficulties would, indeed, be smaller.
The idea seems to be that if we were to make enough progress on things everybody agrees to, we wouldn't have to address our disagreements, and we could bury the debates between science and pseudo-science under a rug. But if that were really possible, we wouldn't have the pseudo-science at all, would we?
The image is lifted from a UK site called Econometrica which has a brief report backing up the cartoon here.