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Climate Change scientists

Postby dadsolarjohn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:36 am

I'm in a discussion, and we're seeking answers to the question ... When we hear that 97% of scientists believe there is a 'human' connection to the climate dilemma ... are the 'scientists' referred to 'climate scientists' or not ... ? Thank you :)

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Re: Climate Change scientists

Postby SciB » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:08 pm

Hi,

I do not know the source of that claim you cited so I cannot answer your question. I suspect that it refers to all scientists not just those that specialize in climatology. In fact you don't need to be a scientist to understand the connection between increases in CO2 and increases in global temperature as well as ocean acidity. Any educated person can read a review or book on how human activities alter climate and learn the facts for themselves. The difficulty is finding unbiased sources of 'facts'.

Sybee


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