Honestly, I don't believe in it as promoted by the media
. I've studied meteorology, and part of that was also studying the climate. Mother Earth's climate has fluctuated from warm to cold, and back to warm again for millennia. Tropical fossils have been found in Canada, while there is also evidence of prior ice coverage at the equator.
When we have quiet years (meteorologically speaking), you won't hear much about "climate change." But during more active years, you hear a lot about it. "More destructive hurricanes" and "more tornadoes," as if these things didn't happen before. Technology has advanced a lot in the last 70 years. There is more accurate reporting of these destructive storms today, thanks to satellite and radar, as well as more people living in areas prone to severe weather.
For example, we didn't realize the frequency of tornadoes in Oklahoma at the time of statehood like we do now. But because of advancements in technology, the increases in population in tornado-prone areas (more sightings), and storm spotters/chasers (like myself and my wife) who make it a point to watch for or hunt these storms, we realize that Oklahoma has a lot of tornadoes. It's not that "climate change" is increasing the frequency of storms, it's that more people are noticing and reporting them. The National Weather Service even admits this, at least for the period of time since 1950. Even where populations are scarce, radars are picking them up and are programmed to automatically alert forecasters based on certain signatures and anomalies.
There was once a time when hurricanes went through entire life cycles without being noticed unless there was a ship in the area or it made landfall somewhere people lived. It's not that there are more, they are all seen now whereas they weren't just a hundred years ago thanks to the advances in technology. And big ones have always occurred, as well.
Another thought on the topic, a single volcano eruption spews more and pollutants into the air than mankind has since the beginning of time. As far as greenhouse gases go, carbon dioxide is pretty important...plants need ample CO to help with photosynthesis. This is important to us for obvious reasons...food, herbs, etc.
Now that I've gone full nerd (never go full nerd
), from a spiritual standpoint, whether or not we agree on the theory of "climate change," or "global warming" ("global cooling" for blizzards and frost in Florida), we should always do our best to take care of our wonderful Mother Earth.