And "charge" means "accusation" here?
(The checkout in OneLook seems to support this. Still need your further affirmation)
The charge of 'denialist' has the potential to raise the temperature of any discussion of climate change by a few
degrees. It is usually invoked by those who are frustrated either with criticisms of the trustworthiness of climate
science or else with obfuscation about the desirability of taking action on climate change. It is also a claim that
often triggers equally vehement claims of climate change 'alarmism', the result being a collapse of discussion into
the simplistic binary trope of good versus evil.
Yes, it does.