Is global warming a religion or based on scientific fact? The reaction of major countries like US and Germany to IPCC saying the rate of warming has slowed, is to find new justifications retroactively for how this could be. Germany goes so far as to say the data should be ignored. In other words, climate change proponents are doing exactly what they accuse the denialists of, ignoring inconvenient data.
My view: renewable energy is important regardless of climate change, because electricity can be generated locally, adding to power security and reducing dependence on oil, coal, and gas imports.