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Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change


by Peter T . Doran and Maggie Kendall Zimmerman

Fifty-two percent of Americans think most climate scientists agree that the Earth has been warming in recent years, and 47% think climate scientists agree (i.e., that there is a scientific consensus) that human activities are a major cause of that warming, according to recent polling (see http:// However, attempts to quantify the scientific consensus on anthropogenic warming have met with criticism. For instance, Oreskes [2004] reviewed 928 abstracts from peer-reviewed research papers and found that more than 75% either explicitly or implicitly accepted the consensus view that Earthâ€

Added: Sep-13-2011 Occurred On: Sep-13-2011
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Tags: global, warming, climate, consensus, survey, 97%, 98%, Earth, change, temperature
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