Most climate scientists agree that we have some climate impact. This does not at all justify the rapid elimination of fossil fuels.
I'll believe it, when John Kerry, Al Gore, and Barack Obama sell their ocean front property!
Well said. I am comfortable agreeing that humans have had an impact on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. I am very uncomfortable agreeing it is the sole cause climate change.
What amazes me is that so many seem to support "ending hydrocarbon fuels use' and do not see that it would be disastrous for the humans on the planet. Indeed, already CO2 emissions have soared following both the Ukraine Russia conflict and China and India have sanctioned scores of new coal fired power stations to be built over the next 10 years.
I suspect the lack of investment in oil and gas will cause large price rises in both (especially oil) shortly. Recent spikes are just a taste of whats to come.
An examination of the 97% number based on an examination of the data was done by David Friedman a few years ago and proposes a number of 1.6% which corresponds to "the Earth is warming up and human emissions of greenhouse gases are the main cause." instead of the 97%.
You can see it here: http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-climate-falsehood-you-can-check-for.html
Surprised not to see Doran & Zimmerman on this list. Over 10,000 surveys sent to non-scientific questions that were laughable. 3,146 survey respondents. 77 of those self-selected by Doran & Zimmerman. 75/77 agreed. 75/77 = 97%.
Not unique. Public has no idea. We're going to help you change that, Alex.
CO2 is plant food - without CO2 virtually all life would cease. Just one of the many benefits of CO2 called photosynthesis.
And then there is this—“Blood batteries”