We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Climate change is not a matter of belief; it's a matter of fact. Climate change has happened, is happening, and will happen in the future.
What has changed is that there is a concentrated campaign to convince the ordinary person that climate change is abnormal. Once people are persuaded that climate change is and should be static, then any deviation from said stasis is wrong and - obviously - due to human activity.
Next time you get someone bewailing the imminent catastrophe because we humans are hurtling too much CO2 into the atmosphere, ask them a couple of things.
One is how much CO2 is optimal. If they say none, point out that said "pollutant" is plant food and decreasing it in the atmosphere means fewer plants and more deserts.
The other is to ask how they would have responded were they living when Lake Agassiz broke its banks towards the end of the last Ice Age. A massive amount of water was released, causing oceans to rise world-wide. It is believed that the story of Noah's Ark arose from the rising of the Mediterranean Sea. Certainly there are "flood stories" from around the world. Pauline Johnson, in a collection of her essays, wrote about a West Coast legend of the seas rising and of a canoe taking some survivors to safety. This is not the only record; remembrances of coastal peoples around the world agree there was a catastrophic - though somewhat gradual - rise in sea level. The break-through of the waters from the North Sea (as chronicled in Edward Rutherfurd's book "Sarum") can only have increased the rate of rise in the waters south of England.