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Considering the nature of the issue, one can't help to feel that climate control seems to be just another way for western politicians to manipulate their people and other countries (esp. China). |
If you consider the scientific fact, you only find two things: temperature have been raising during the past 150 years and carbon-dioxide levels increased. The temperature fluctuations appear to be in perfectly normal ranges and there are no reliable data about past carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere - only guestimates from various source that differ greatly.
Taking into account what we know for sure - based on 150 years of accurate data - we can't determine statistically whether the climate change is man-made or not. Those scientists who claim they can, simply lie to gain people's attention - no matter which of the two sides they belong to.
Nevertheless, there is a far more real threat to mankind's wellbeing: we're running out of oil someday. We don't know when exactly - but we know it will happen. And we know that oilprices have been raising during the past decades and won't cease doing so as long as developing countries (such as the BRICs) keep developing. Therefore, no matter whether one considers climate change a (man made) problem or not, it is impossible to ignore that we will be facing a very real energy supply shortage in this century.
The only efficient strategy to overcome this problem is to invest into energy research (and I'm not talking about subsiding solar panel manufracturers). Most likely, nuclear fusion (or, until fusion is developed, inheritely save fission) would be a long-term solution of this issue - thus, the international community should beef up research efforts at ITER while also developing other fusion reactor designs beside tokamak reactors, e.g. the stellarator types or, perhaps, also polywell reactors (which, however, aren't as promising). Currently, the two leading stellarators are built in Greifswald, Germany (Wendelstein 7-X) and its precedor, the ASDEX, was shipped to the Chengdu Jiaotong University for further research and renamed HL-2A. We're most likely going to see further progress of the fusion technology during the next few decades - and our climate problem, whether it's existing or not, will be solved soon.