"the greatest and most successful pseudo-scientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist."Of course, anyone who has been paying attention over the last several years would also have realised much the same, if not necessarily in those precise terms! Originally it was called "man-made global warming", then it was found that the world wasn't warming after all. So the name was switched to "climate change". By the time of the most recent Bilderberg event, it was put on the agenda as "global cooling"!
Most people I think now realise that the whole thing was an attempt to extract further tax money from us all and to dictate additional rules, regulations and all of that, as the political left do as a matter of course - and it was them who were and are driving this approach, especially the Green Party who haven't yet caught up with the fact that the rest of society has now learned at least some of the truth and moved on.
Obviously we don't want to take senseless chances with our living place, so avoiding pollution where possible has always been sensible, just on basic principle. It doesn't need taxes or regulations and laws to deal with that; and some of us have been good in that regard and in other "green" areas for decades now.
Technology is the answer to much of this, and forward-looking not retrogressive technology at that. Fuel cells and clean electricity (nuclear and beyond) are practical and competent potential solutions: wind farms never can be!