The term "climate change denier" is hyperbolic and ridiculous and should never be used by anyone wanting to be taken seriously. It equates climate change with holocaust denial through suggestive language and like a lot of the discussion of climate change from those who believe in it (and I do not consider it settled science) it is so over the top.
I believe that climate change is real. That is I belive pollution obviously mad made has effected climate but what I don't believe in because I don't think this has been proven is that we are on the verge of the apocalypse. Many of the most alarmist predictions on rising sea levels and retreating pack ice have been proven wrong.
The problem is climate change was hijacked as a political issue by unscrupulous politicians like Al Gore and by Hollywood inhabitants seeking to push their own careers (too many to name).
So what should should be done about climate change? Well there's a bigger problem in my opinion and that is the next ice age. If past patterns of ice age time spans, their start, their period of existence, are predictors, we are due for one.
Winters are getting shorter but they are also much more intense. - Colder more extreme weather that does not last as long as past winters. Climate change and ice age are bumping up against each other.
Not much can be done about that. I do think America's over reliance on everyone owning an automobile instead of building better public transportation systems including rail lines, subways etc. is a problem whether or not you subscribe to ice age or climate change as the bigger problem.
One thing countries should do is avoid dumb deals like the Kyoto Accords in which countries like China and India avoid doing anything serious under the pretense of being an "emerging economy'" while the West bears the brunt of change that may also end up costing jobs for working people.
Climate change should not be used as a tool to disable the power of unions and weaken the rights of working people....A seemingly liberal issue used to further conservative goals.
For me, climate change exists, it's real but it's not the end of the world. It should not be a top priority for the US government. A bigger priority, something that damages both the environment and also humanity, is war. I would like to see more of an emphasis on ending conflict and on the drawing down of the American empire.