The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

  title={The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change},
  author={Naomi Oreskes},
  pages={1686 - 1686}
  • N. Oreskes
  • Published 3 December 2004
  • Political Science
  • Science
Policy-makers and the public who are not members of the relevant research community have had to form opinions about the reality of global climate change on the basis of often conflicting descriptions provided by the media regarding the level of scientific certainty attached to studies of climate. In this Essay, Oreskes analyzes the existing scientific literature to show that there is a robust consensus that anthropogenic global climate change is occurring. Thus, despite claims sometimes made… 

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