The Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming Matters

  title={The Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming Matters},
  author={James Lawrence Powell},
  journal={Bulletin of Science, Technology \& Society},
  pages={157 - 163}
  • J. Powell
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Art
  • Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Skuce et al., responding to Powell, title their article, “Does It Matter if the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming Is 97% or 99.99%?” I argue that the extent of the consensus does matter, most of all because scholars have shown that the stronger the public believe the consensus to be, the more they support the action on global warming that human society so desperately needs. Moreover, anyone who knows that scientists once thought that the continents are fixed in place, or that the… 

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