Gene Lyons asks "Why Do People Still Deny Climate Change?"
Look at the rhetorical sleight of hand here. The title "Why do people still deny climate change?" Then basically, there's been bad weather so it's high time we take "global warming" 'seriously'. And then a litany of bad weather events to "support" the idea that man is causing all of this. Yeah. There's never been floods and plagues and droughts before the industrial revolution. And the climate ran on a Honeywell thermostat. Ask the dinosaurs. And Europe in the Middle Ages vs the Dark Ages.
The charge here is that "Climate Change" (which nobody denies, climate always has and always will change) = bad weather = global warming ... and implied here is ... that man has something significant to do with it. Talk about moving the goalposts all over the place. But that's the point. They can't win the argument on facts, so they need a shifting "argument".
All the so-called "deniers" are denying is that the Chicken Little's have shown that man's activity has had any significant impact on climate -- if it can be discerned from natural variations. And the real scientific answer to that is an emphatic "no"