The consensus that human activity is the primary cause for climate change is very strong among scientists.
Depending on exactly how you measure the expert consensus, it’s somewhere between 90% and 100% that agree humans are responsible for climate change, with most of our studies finding 97% consensus among publishing climate scientists.
It’s strong among the general public.
… 65% of Americans now saying increases in the Earth's temperature over the last century are primarily attributable to human activities rather than natural causes.
So how did we end up with this in Congress?
Of the 180 climate science deniers in the 115th Congress, 142 are in the House and 38 are in the Senate. That’s more than 59 percent of the Republican House caucus and 73 percent of Republicans in the Senate that deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening, human activity is the main cause, and it is a serious threat. No Democrats publicly deny the science behind climate change.
How did we end up with a climate change denial Congress, a climate change denial president, a climate change denial EPA director in a nation where belief in human-caused climate change is 65 percent and climbing?
in this new Washington, there are 180 members of Congress who deny the science behind climate change and have received more than $82 million from fossil fuel industries, according to new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
It’s not so much 180 members of Congress who are ignorant of climate change. It’s 180 members of Congress willing to sell out the future, sell out their own kids and grandkids, in exchange for the money the fossil fuels corporations provide.