Consensus About Climate Change?

  title={Consensus About Climate Change?},
  author={Roger A. Pielke},
  pages={952 - 954}
  • R. Pielke
  • Published 13 May 2005
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Science
In her essay “The scientific consensus on climate change” (3 Dec. 2004, p. [1686][1]), N. Oreskes asserts that the consensus reflected in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) appears to reflect, well, a consensus. Although Oreskes found unanimity in the 928 articles with key words “global climate change,” we should not be surprised if a broader review were to find conclusions at odds with the IPCC consensus, as “consensus” does not mean uniformity of perspective. In the… 

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