"Global climate change" could easily be seen as a tautology, since climate is obviously synonymous with change...but the real debate cannot be on the choice of words (or who endorses them) to describe the ecological impact of our specie on this planet and its consequences.
The way people approach the question of climate change is unfortunate. It is unfortunate because it tends to become political...
When i become conscious of a threat as in someone threatening me with a knife...my mind and my body re-act and act in relation to survival...
In the case of "climate change" we are limited, because our mind learns things, doubts, evaluates the immediate risks, and bets on solutions to come that others will find...and projects visions of scenarios more or less idilic in the end...but our bodies, our organism does not follow. It shrugs and happily pursues its course...as we can see when exposed to the sun for long periods of time (prolonged exposure to the sun can be deadly, yet the body does not recognize an immediate threat and therefore does nothing about it).
Is our body in danger ?
Isn't the sensation of danger intellectual ? Where is the emergency break for our bodies to not continue its fall towards cancers and evolutive or degenerative diseases ?
Here is where "global climate change" becomes interesting.
We know that our actions, our ecological impact is "counter-nature" (think water shortages in California for example)...but our bodies do not know, because we still have "emergency shut-off valves" in place, and more importantly, because today, we eat when we are hungry.
If our "green" revolution was not such snobbism, and a fundamental manipulation of our attention then maybe we as a whole would know. But if we could change certain things...wouldn't have we changed them already ?
If our green or organic revolution remains a theoretical movement, or an intellectual benefit then we are doomed.
In the end, it is the moment to change...not for environmental, political, emotional or intellectual reasons, but to respect our own nature with whom we have lost contact (the promotion of a simpler life, growing our own food etc...).
So maybe, our actions and what we buy will be modified and conscious, and this consciousness would be global, at least for us, in our western countries.
But what about others ?
The world, is others.
And the predicted catastrophes...it is others too.
And our children will curse us...but we already should have cursed our parents, instead of glorifying them and offering them flowered marble tombs.
The mistake here is to talk about warming.
Locally, some will never see a rise in temperature...and of course, in some places the temperature might drop. So how can people believe that there is a "warming" when winter was harsh and they do not have enough money to buy energy...
Instead of saying "stop consuming"...the global idea has become: "keep consuming, but consume "green" or "organic"...therefore you will enriched those that have understood where the new market is.
Even poesy and pornography must become green.
In this way we become guilt free and we continue to push our specie to its demise.