I used to swim in country streams quite a lot when I was younger. I noticed that they are cold in the spring, and get warmer as the summer progresses. Sometimes toward summer’s end, they were lukewarm.
I never noticed that it had much to do with cows or loggers. As you say, this is a pretext. More delays, more bureaucrats hired, more thermometers bought to take stream temperatures. More arguments about what the temperatures should be. Then the global warmists are brought in to discuss the matter, and they hold seminars in Hawaii, Lucerne, Oslo, and Johannesberg.
Then they send everything back to committee, because the evidence is inconclusive.
Which of those cities has the highest amount of government funded/controlled prostitutes?