Fraud is saying that I am the Queen of England for financial gain and knowing it to be false. Saying I am the Queen of England, when I am in fact the Queen of England, is an introduction. Saying I am the Queen of England, while believing it to be true when it is not, does not sound like fraud to me. It might be mental illness but not fraud.
If I say that there is no global warming because everywhere I look for evidence of global warming I find none is not fraud. If everywhere I go people refer to me as the Queen of England one of two conclusions become most probable. At some point either I must believe the rest of the world has gone mad for calling me something I am not or I must come to believe that I am in fact the Queen of England.
If I have some people telling me I am the Queen of England, and others that call me by a different name, then I can live with that apparent disparity by living with two names. People do this often by having pen names that differ from their legal name. This is not fraud. The problem with global warming is that it is or it isn't, it's not something that can exist in one realm but not in another like a nom de plume. Or can it?
I believe that I can make global warming appear and disappear as I wish so long as it gets me what I want. Or rather I believe that others can make global warming appear or disappear so long as it gets them what they want. This is where I believe the problem lies, people will use whatever means they can to get what they want. Global warming is just something that happens to serve some people well as a means to an end.
What ends are people using the global warming scare as the means? Usually it is more government. Global warming is not stopped by more taxes or more subsidies, which is usually what we get from global warming scaremongering. Global warming is stopped by replacing carbon emitting energy sources with energy sources that are cheaper, more abundant, and do so with less carbon output.
I say we should get more nuclear power because it is reliable, safe, does not rely on foreign trade with hostile nations, cheap, clean, and the carbon output being low is irrelevant to me. If I can get people to support nuclear power because it is a low carbon output then, yes, global warming is going to kill us all unless we switch to nuclear power now.
See, I can play that game too. Am I a fraud now? Only if you can prove I am not the Queen of England.