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    New Study Reaffirms Overwhelming Scientific Consensus on Human-Induced Climate Change

    5/16/2013, 5:40:39 AM

    A new in-depth analysis of peer-reviewed summaries on the topic of global warming/climate change that were published in the past 21 years shows an overwhelming consensus among scientists that recent warming is mostly caused by human actions.


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    The research team, which was led by John Cook of the University of Queensland, found that 97% of those summaries endorsed the consensus. This new report was just published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

    According to EurekAlert, a 2012 poll indicated that more than half of Americans disagree or are unaware that scientists overwhelmingly agree that the planet is warming due to human activity.

    The Cook-led research team considered a total of 11,994 papers that were published in 1,980 different scientific journals. Of those papers, 32.6 percent endorsed man-made global warming, 66.4 percent stated no position and just 0.7 percent rejected man-made global warming.

    To break it down further, the researchers asked the question... are we causing global warming? They found over 4,000 studies written by 10,000 scientists that stated a position on this, and 97 percent said that recent warming is mostly man-made.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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