I have not heard of anyone who doesn't say it is changing, including the right wing. The reporters statement is disingenuous and trying to make this a political debate rather than a real world debate. The climate is always changing, with or without man. How much impact does man cause is clearly the main point of the debate. We are all meat sacks and we believe we have a greater understanding than we have of our surrounding world. This is a complex issue, environmental, health, international, and economic. Just because one country may blow their budgets on making themselves 'green' it will do no good in the larger scheme. If energy costs sore and nobody can afford to live...we'll have other issues. We don't even understand if the planet is going to do something like create more cloud cover and reflect more light...etc. To quote men in black, "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it." That is what we're doing. Heck the northwest passage is closing and Antarctica has more ice this year. This is not a political discussion, this is a complex discussion and we need to listen to one another and push towards cleaner energy, but in a reasonable and slow manner in my own opinion.
So what is the motivation for the insurance industry? They want more money. :)