Here’s what the scientific consensus on climate change looks like

We hear about the scientific consensus on climate change a lot — so much that I wish writers would substitute the word “agreement” just for variety.  But no matter how many times the phrase is used, there are still some folks who won’t believe it ’till they see it.  If you’re one these people (and even if you’re not), this graphic from Information is Beautiful might be interesting.

Pretty much speaks for itself, doesn’t it?  Interestingly, actively publishing climatologists (the most specialized group with regard to climate change) were most likely to agree that global warming is happening and that human activity is a major factor.  The numbers are taken from this survey, which concludes,

It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes.

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