With the most populous country in the world opening up a new coal fired power plant every week, I have to wonder.<quoted text>
Trying to identify THE cause is futile because climate change is multifactorial in causes.
Increasing or decreasing radiance from the sun has a pronounced effect on climate. Global precession (wobbling of the Earth) has a pronounced effect on climate. Changes in the Earth orbit around the sun has a pronounced effect on climate. CO2 in the atmosphere is pretty much directly related to atmospheric temperature variability and has been that way for millions of years. We now have achieved a historic high in atmospheric CO2 concentrations and ice melting is accelerating at an alarming rate and causing historically very rapid sea level increases. Man is definitely releasing huge quantities of CO2 which acts synergistically with the other factors. CH4 is a stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. Melting permafrost is releasing CH4 into the atmosphere at an alarming rate. Man is a contributor to accelerating climate change. Man is not the only reason. The reasons and mechanisms are many ,and complex. Climate change is happening. Climate change is not a liberal/conservative issue. It is a reality that can only be understood and possibly mitigated by science. Arguments serve no purpose other than to delay possible solutions.
China is the largest polluter in the world.
There's not a thing anybody can do about that.
If America disappeared off the face of the earth, Chinese pollution would still be going strong, and in Africa they are also not much concerned with climate change propaganda.
The industrialization of the third world is just beginning.
The climate will change.
Human race, always thinking that it can "change" things, is about to have a cosmic joke played on it, they say pride goes before a fall.