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Pew: Most Americans Don’t Believe in ‘Scientific Consensus’ on Climate Change

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    (CNSNews.com) – Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released Tuesday by Pew Research Center.

    According to the survey, only 27 percent of Americans agree that “almost all” climate scientists say that human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change, while 35 percent say that “more than half” of climate scientists agree on this. An additional 35 percent of those surveyed say that fewer than half (20%) or almost no (15%) climate scientists believe that human behavior is the main contributing factor in climate change.

    Pew contrasted this to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which “stated in the forward to its 2013 report, ‘the science now shows with 95 percent certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.’”

    Additionally, Americans were skeptical about the expertise of climate scientists.

  2. Sapper Woody

    Sapper Woody Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2011
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    What cracks me up is that there is a number going around, and I think it's 97%, of how many climate change scientists think man is causing global warming. But when you do some research on it, it is actually 97% of scientists who believe man is a cause of global warming believe man is THE cause.

    They based the 97% on published papers of climate change scientists, and how many of them referenced humans being a cause.

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