“Luke warmers” are the third way between Climatistas and climate skeptics. They differ in that they don’t believe catastrophic climate change is going to happen, at least the Climatistas haven’t come close to proving their claims. The Skeptics believe the whole thing is a hoax. The Warmers are the third way because they state that they believe humans do cause climate change, just not enough to be worth worrying about.
What the warmers and climatistas have in common is that they both shift the burden of proof to the skeptics. They think it is up to the skeptics to prove the negative. That’s wrong. Those who make the claims have the burden of proving their claims and neither has come close or even made a serious effort to do so.
The carbon footprint and rising CO₂ levels argument are not a sufficient answer and certainly not proof of anything. The increase of CO₂ from 300 parts per million in the atmosphere in 1750 to 400 parts per million today cannot be a cause of climate change, human or otherwise.
I’ve written a lot about CO₂ as a climate trigger, not because I’m a scientist but because I have read what real scientists have said about it over several decades. Here is a link to all that I’ve written about CO₂ and climate in the 9 years this blog has existed.
I (we) know that since the beginning of the holocene epoch around 12,000 years ago and continuing to the present, the earth’s climate has changed dramatically. Just before the Holocene there was a sheet of ice a mile thick over what is now Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan. Somehow it all melted and made the Great Lakes. Human effect was not present in that event. Inuit camp fires didn’t melt all that ice. During much of the time since the ice began to melt the climate has shifted from warmer to cooler several times with no correlation to the level of CO2 in the atmosphere which has alse fluctuated.
The climatistas have no data to back up what they claim. They have only computer models which have been unreliable in predicting climate. Nor do the warmists have any data. Judgment for the skeptics.