Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Consensus on Consensus: Agreement Over Human-Caused Climate Change

<> Consensus on Consensus: Expertise Matters in Agreement Over Human-Caused Climate Change - A research team, led by Sarah Green, a chemistry professor at Michigan Technological University, confirms that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans  -- Green says: "What's important is that this is not just one study—it's the consensus of multiple studies. This consistency across studies contrasts with the language used by climate change doubters. This perspective stems from, as the authors write, "conflating the opinions of non-experts with experts and assuming that lack of affirmation equals dissent." [includes response comments]