This quote by Australian Geologist Ian Plimer, who says modern environmentalism is driven by people who are "too wealthy", is very insightful:
‘When I try explaining “global warming” to people in Iran or Turkey they have no idea what I’m talking about. Their life is about getting through to the next day, finding their next meal. Eco-guilt is a first-world luxury. It’s the new religion for urban populations which have lost their faith in Christianity. The IPCC report is their Bible. Al Gore and Lord Stern are their prophets.’
Here are a couple of more articles providing more rational thought around the reality of "climate change".
Meet the Man Who has Exposed the Great Climate Change Con Trick
The Global Warming Debate
Damned Global Warming Skeptics