Author Topic: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments  (Read 894 times)

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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 11:23:18 pm »
97% of peer reviewed climate scientists agree. That's pretrty close to a consensus don't ya think?

Isn't it 97% of peer-reviewed papers, not scientists?

Several studies of the consensus have been undertaken.[1] Among the most-cited is a 2013 study of nearly 12,000 abstracts of peer-reviewed papers on climate science published since 1990, of which just over 4,000 papers expressed an opinion on the cause of recent global warming. Of these, 97% agree, explicitly or implicitly, that global warming is happening and is human-caused.[2][3] It is "extremely likely"[4] that this warming arises from "... human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases ..."[4] in the atmosphere.[5]

But ok then you have to look at how much warming, the impact of the warming, not just the warming itself, and costs/benefits of all options.
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