Since before the advent of Al Gore, speculation on what, if any, impact humans have on their environment has been a contentious issue. Specifically, the concern has been over whether the actions of humans impact the climate. As soon as politicians figured out that there might be a way to harness this debate to increase their power, political agendas came to impact the reporting and interpretation of alleged climate change science.
If it can be proven that human activities are systematically impacting the climate with potentially catastrophic results, you have a very powerful tool for taking control. After all, the survival of life then depends on placing the proper controls on people and businesses. If there is no credible evidence of man-induced climate change, then everyone can be left to go about their lives and business, free of government coercion. More on page two.