What if the earth was warming, but there was no evidence it was man-made?
Would the attitude of environmentalists be then?
Would they still view the present situation as a crisis? Or would they argue that this is just part of the ebb and flow of life on earth, and that a) nature is well-equipped to cope with the natural rise and fall of temperatures, and b), if some people (such as those living in coastal areas) are inconvenienced, well, tough.
After all, current temperatures and trends are well within the range of past temperature fluctuations.
And, natural processes, such as volcanic activity, spew out far more C02 than humans do.
I'm just wondering to what extent the current attitudes are shaped by an inherent anti-western, anti-man bias.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.