Still pushing the ‘consensus’ line:
THE CLIMATE ISSUE IS A peculiar thing. Among climate experts, there’s an extraordinary level of agreement with 97 out of 100 climate scientists agreeing (pdf) that humans are causing global warming.
If you’ve ever met a scientist, you’ll know they’re an independent-minded bunch (at one conference, I watched them argue for an hour over where to go for beer). To achieve 97 per cent consensus requires an overwhelming amount of evidence. And that’s exactly what we have – a consensus of evidence, with many independent lines of data all converging on a single, consistent answer.