In my opinion (Not fact) man has ideas of grandeur if he thinks he can materially change climate.
In the past, before man walked the earth, the temperature has been significantly warmer and significantly colder than it is right now.
What / who is to say we are not just experiencing standard fluctuations (whatever they may be) that have been experienced down the millennia?
There are forces at work within our planet far greater than man can currently exhibit.
A lot of people make a lot of money out of presenting / publishing information. If everyone agreed or expressed the same view, how would all these academics make a living?
Eggs are bad for you/ eggs are nutritious/ eggs increase cholesterol/ eggs are full of protein and help you lose weight / etc/ etc/ etc......
Always thought the summer's were a lot hotter in the 70s. Drier in the 70s.
You can draw trendline and extrapolate, take other sets of data and interpolate and draw a different trendline.
What data set do you want to give you what result?
I blame Brexit myself, and cows.
We could slow it down tomorrow if we wanted to. Just fly more planes. Have a look at global diming in relation to 9/11. The one time no planes flew for a couple of days. The skies brightened and there was a demonstrable rise in temperature. One of the few times climate change science has been demostratable, yet you never hear of it.
The debate isn't about whether humans cause climate change. The earth's climate constantly changes, it is coming out of an Ice Age now and would be whether humans were here or not.
It's whether our activities are accelerating it - which would be ridiculously self-defeating, as if the earth warms up and the ice melts over a longer period of time, we will be able to acclimatise and adjust and relocate, while an accelerated shift will see relocation becoming an emergency scenario.
I do believe that humans are accelerating the process. Not because the data/scientists say so - though as someone else has posted upthread, it's gold standard science now, so more than just a theory at this stage - but because it just makes sense to me. If we know the ice caps are melting anyway, and we know that when they're gone it will be a catastrophe, why on earth wouldn't we do everything we can to slow that **** down? If we know that we are pouring more CO2 into the atmosphere, why would be chop down trees at a faster rate? It seems as logical as locking the front door of your house, or mending a hole in your roof - why wouldn't we look after the planet we live on, and try and make living on it as safe and enjoyable as possible for as long as we can?