The Daily Mail reports:
The American Geophysical Union has definitively linked climate change to humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels.
In a statement, the Union said that humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years.
It claimed that human-caused increases in greenhouse gases are responsible for most of the observed global average surface warming of roughly 0.8°C (1.5°F) over the past 140 years…
A 15-person panel reviewed and updated the position statement- a task which is done every four years.
However, one committee member, Roger Pielke Senior, who is a retired professor of atmospheric sciences at Colorado State University, opposed the statement.
Speaking to Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, Pielke said the statement was an inaccurate view of climate change dominated by the emission of carbon dioxide and a few other greenhouse gases.
He said that during the review process, other views were never given an adequate opportunity to be discussed.