Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

  title={Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change},
  author={P. Doran and Maggie Kendall Zimmerman},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  • P. Doran, Maggie Kendall Zimmerman
  • Published 2009
  • Geology
  • Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
  • 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://www.pollingreport.com/enviro.htm). However, attempts to quantify the scientific consensus on anthropogenic warming have met with criticism. For instance, Oreskes [2004] reviewed 928 abstracts from peer… CONTINUE READING

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