Blaming humans for what is going on with the climate & environment provides a justification to expand government powers so that politicians & bureaucrats can gain control over more financial & other resources.
First, there was global warming, supposedly induced by man’s relentless release of CO2 into atmosphere leading to a “greenhouse” effect. But that lost favor & credibility, Over past 16 years, despite massive increase in CO2 output, warming has stalled.
Second, “climate change” became the vogue rogue. It turns out that simple logic overwhelmed this notion since even a schoolchild understands that climate is a variable, i.e., it must change.
Now, there is “extreme weather” or “climate weirding”. Alas, evidence suggests that there has been a d “drought” of severe hurricanes to make landfall in Atlantic region & that this also seems to be true from a global perspective.
Perhaps man-induced climate extremes are not the “new normal”, after all…?