Advocates presume that realists are in denial about changes in climate. They accuse realists of being generally ignorant and, more specifically, of being ignorant of the facts on climate change. As Ross' questions indicate, climate realists are not in denial, neither are they ignorant of the facts: it is precisely because we have looked at and questioned the data that skeptics are climate realists.
- Are humans modifying the climate? Of course we are, particularly in the changing land use of most places and the micro-climates of urban centers.
- Does this constitute a crisis? No.
- Is the human modification of climate the same as global warming? No.
- Should climate change constitute the principal focus for environmental policy of any government, anywhere? No: both poverty reduction and continued improvements in health standards are far more pressing environmental issues.