Whatever you want to call it – global warming, climate change, climate displacement – it is an undeniable fact that the Earth’s global average temperature is on the rise. The data is irrefutable. The only debate is whether or not humans are having an impact – and if so, how much. Well upwards of 90% of climatologists agree that human activity is having an impact on the climate’s upward trend, and over 80% of AAAS scientists from all fields accept that humans are changing the climate. We simply can’t expect to be pouring carbon which has been sequestered for millions of years back into the atmosphere and oceans and expect nothing to change.
However, this doesn’t stop science deniers, usually with an agenda rooted in religion or a vested interest in the fossil fuel industry, from spreading doubt about climate change. In this clip from our secular roundtable discussion. Prototype Atheist discusses climate change and a couple well-known climate deniers and their motivations.