As they consider how to plan for and react to future weather events, the governor and fellow politically conservative members of the South Carolina Floodwater Commission aren’t quite ready to accept the general consensus among scientists that pollution and other manmade factors are largely to blame for climate change.
The commission’s leader, attorney and environmental professor Tom Mullikin said solving the problem can’t be derailed by what he described as politically charged debates over the cause. [Source]
Personally, I believe they believe it's human-caused global warming due to carbon burning. I can't prove it. It's simply my feeling. I see it as putting money over the environment and its negative impacts: very shortsighted and driving up insurance costs.
If we don't acknowledge the cause, we can't fix it.