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  •  There Is NO Scientific 'Other Side' (4.00)
    While there are a few pet scientists who go on TV for the oil companies, it's important to understand that there is no scientific controversy.  And in fact, there hasn't been one since at least the early 1990s.  

    Over a year ago, Naomi Oreskes reported as much n Science magazine.  She analyzed "928 abstracts, published in refereed scientific journals between 1993 and 2003, and listed in the ISI database with the keywords 'climate change'."  She found:

    The 928 papers were divided into six categories: explicit endorsement of the consensus position, evaluation of impacts, mitigation proposals, methods, paleoclimate analysis, and rejection of the consensus position. Of all the papers, 75% fell into the first three categories, either explicitly or implicitly accepting the consensus view; 25% dealt with methods or paleoclimate, taking no position on current anthropogenic climate change. Remarkably, none of the papers disagreed with the consensus position.
    Case closed.

    Complete article: "BEYOND THE IVORY TOWER: The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change"

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