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Thursday, October 06, 2016

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

Americans also skeptical about expertise of climate scientists

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.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the president and al gore stop taking jets, trucks, armored cars, and The other 500 people attending the clean energy summit I'll start worrying.

Anonymous said...

Science is not consensus

Anonymous said...

Climate Change is the hoax this administration has built upon to forward the globalist agenda.

Anonymous said...

Remember global cooling in the 60's/70's? Isnt it also true that a volcano spews out more Co2 and Sulfur than any population could ever produce?

Anonymous said...

It was a hoax to get to redistribute the wealth the liberal agenda. To take our tax money and instead of spending it here in the U.S. Giving our money to third world countries. The One Worlder's agenda.