A long chain of maybes in the Climage Change Issue

Simon Cox and Richard Vadon of BBS News are asking whether or not it is A load of hot air?

Hardly a day goes by without a new dire warning about climate change. But some claims are more extreme than others, giving rise to fears that the problem is being oversold and damaging the issue.

Every summer hot spell is cited as global warming run amok. There is breathless anticipation for hurricanes to create significant damage so they can be blamed on climate change.

Is there climate change? Probably so as there always is. But that only provides an example of the fact that even the real issue at hand is not clearly identified. And that issue isn’t a simple one.

The issue has several components. One is whether or not there is significant global warming occurring. Another component is the nature of the causes of this global warming, if indeed it is occurring. A third component is the contribution of humans to the causes that might be involved in the potential global warming. And a fourth part of the issue is what humans should do about those things they might be doing that might be a part of the cause of what might be global warming.

There are those who are convinced that global warming caused as a byproduct of capitalism is going to doom mankind. One celebrety recently made a movie to this point and is hitting the lecture circuit to get income from sympathizers. There are others who think that such fear mongering is going too far, clouding the issues involved, and misleading those who don’t look any farther than the headlines. That is what Cox and Vadon are reporting in BBC news.

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