Because the world has not warmed for 17 years, econuts and warmunists have taken to calling the condition whereby man burns CO2 and affects the weather “Climate Change.” Don’t let them do it.
CO2 Can Only Warm
The only effect that CO2 can have on our atmosphere is to warm it. CO2 does not cause any other atmospheric disturbance. Therefore, when people claim that CO2 and other greenhouse gasses (GHGs) cause “Climate Change,” correct them. Don’t let them bait and switch the conversation. Climate always changes, and research had not proven yet that some “radical state change” in the climate at the end of the 20th century, or pending in the 21st century, has in any way affected the overall climate on the planet.
Do we (being humans) affect the climate? Yes. It’s hard to change overall land use on the massive scales that we have without affecting the climate. We’ve added massive amounts of humidity to the American Southwest. We’ve changed dense forests to farmland. We’ve built huge metropolises that no longer have the same warming and cooling characteristics as the forest and plains they replaced. It’s called adaptation. We change our environment to suit us – kinda what makes us human, you know? Nobody with any sense at all denies man has an influence on the climate. For good or for bad, climate changes and we change with it and sometimes change it.
“Climate Deniers” is a term invented by warming alarmists, however, to set up a straw man. It’s summarizing opposition as being in “denial,” like Holocaust deniers. Don’t let them do that either. It’s simplistic, and is a tactic used by the weak of mind.
Climate Models Don’t Predict
No matter how hard they try, 97% of all climate models are WRONG. They’ve completely missed the “pause” in global warming. Does that mean they’re completely wrong? No. They are useful models for teaching us what we know, and more importantly, what we don’t know about climate. But I wouldn’t wager $10 on any one of their 10 year “simulation” runs. Why we want to bet TRILLIONS on those runs is beyond me.
In summary – don’t be a “Climate Change Denier,” it’s a silly position. But don’t let someone else declare it’s about “Climate Change.” If it’s not WARMING, CO2 is not the problem!