I think if someone doesn't think climate change is real, I think that they might just be misinformed. I mean the world's leading scientists are extremely concerned. It was gaining credence until it became 'political' when Al Gore released an Inconvenient Truth. At least that's what I have come to conclude because it wasn't until after that did I start hearing about global warming and climate change as a liberal hoax.
I don't think it's a hoax. If you read National Geographic, Mother Earth News, Scientific American...the list goes on, you'll see evidence of water famines and hundreds of thousands of people having to flee their homes and villages because there's either such a lack of water or because lands suddenly experience torrential flooding. Still, record heat temperatures continue to rise every year, tropical storms are increasing in number and strength, and more. There is a little island I just read about off the coast of Yemen. It has these specially adapted trees to the climate that collect water not from their roots, but from their "leaves" from the mist in the air. But, they are dying out. The humidity level and forest mists are dropping and there are no new trees growing.
Furthermore, the oil companies, coal companies, and other very large corporations that have lots of stock have lots of money to release marketing and advertising that can easily dupe the public into believing that what they are doing is just fine for the planet.
Even if the whole climate change theory was wrong and even if it's just a bunch of bull, we all have to face the fact that oil, coal, wood, and even water are finite resources. If we use them all up, we have a treeless planet with no resources for life. That's an extreme scenario, but if we don't hold ourselves in check, I feel like we'll tip the balance scale of the planet beyond repair.
I admit I'm no scientist, but I really think that what we do to the planet, we do to ourselves because everything is connected.