Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Wikipedia
The indications of human effect, on climate change, are mounting. Conclusions on the research so for are provisional, but almost all science is provisional, research never ends and in the real world we have to act on the available evidence. Everyone has to do, what is in their power to confront the issue, it's no good denying a widely recognised problem. Climate change requires a cautious approach, that tackles the environment threat without undermining economic growth. There are those that seek to use climate change to push an anti business agenda, Eco warriors, radicals, they damage the prospects for a global partnership. Whether we like it or not, we are in this together. Technology and Science have brought us information and progress that is now truly global. We must invest in both and trust the science to help us get to the answers. As I said previously, science is provisional but in science we have had real progress, now it is up to all of us to find the solutions using all the tools we have at our disposal. Also let us not forget, internet technology and the contribution it can make to identifying the major issues and helping simplify the huge amount of facts and figures into something we can all understand. As we must trust science, we must also make sure those same scientists put their arguments in plain English. They in turn will take their findings to their respective governments and this is where we must be weary. Politicians, by their very nature cannot be trusted. Firstly their tenure is normally 5 years and their actions are always tempered by their desire for re election. Climate Change needs more then a regional set of actions, the United Nations should be better empowered to fight this global threat. If we all take responsibility, we may make a difference. Anyone have any thoughts on this emotive subject?