When I hear the term “climate change” it generally comes from someone who uses it without having thought about the concept at all. Ask them a simple question, “when has climate not changed?” They will be affronted by the question, because it points directly to the folly of the popular use of the term. Climate changes all the time, and when you take a look at geologic history you just might be shocked as to what has occurred in the not-too-distant-past when most hydrocarbons were left in the ground, and refined petroleum products were unknown. Let’s journey to the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715 A.D.) for some perspective.
By the way, the Maunder Minimum’s existence was erased from history by Professor Michael Mann in his famous hockey stick climate reconstruction, which has been used so effectively to stir up the ignorant mob’s fear of petroleum. Also, keep in mind that we are currently in a geologic period called the Holocene. It is the interglacial period between the last ice age, and the next one. So of course, we are experiencing a general warming.