Climate Change, Causation, and Delayed Harm

The causal linkage between human activity and climate change has been the locus for contentious debate over the past twenty years or so. It has been a proxy for larger debates over whether and how policymakers should respond to the possibility of significant anthropogenic global climate change. Questioning the causal linkages between human activity and climate change has been an argument adopted not only by those who sincerely doubt such a connection, but also by those who question climate change in the first place and by those who simply question the need for a major policy response to the possibility of climate change (whatever they might believe about whether climate change is happening or not, or is harmful or beneficial).

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