The reality of human-caused climate change is no longer controversial, with over 99.9% of them agreeing that the climate crisis is sparked by human activity, a new study suggests.
Washington: More than 99.9 percent of peer-reviewed science finds that human-driven climate change is mainly the result of human activity, according to a review of more than 88.000 studies.
The study’s findings are published in a new paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
The current study will analyse the literature published between 2012 and November 2020 to find out if the consensus has changed.
“It’s critical to acknowledge the principal role of greenhouse gas emissions so that we can rapidly mobilize new solutions, since we are already witnessing in real time the devastating impacts of climate related disasters on businesses, people and the economy,” said study coauthor Benjamin Houlton, Cornell’s Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
In spite of such results, public opinion polls, political and public opinion indicate misconceptions and scientists say there is still a considerable debate among scientists about, and underlying cause of, climate change.
Lynas and his co-authors analyzed 88,125 climate research studies, picking from 3.000 at random.
Do you remember the famous 97% study – that 97% of climate science supported the consensus on human-caused climate change? Well we have just published an update for 2012-2021 papers in the same journal, Environmental Research Letters. The figure is now… drumroll please…99.9%!
— Mark Lynas (@mark_lynas) October 19, 2021