The graphic above is intended for the edification of those commenters here at Applesauce who think there is lots of skepticism among climate scientists about anthropogenic global warming.
Take, for example, the guy who referred just the other day to “the mountains of evidence on the opposite side of the argument.”
My response was this:
“The truth is that more than 95 percent of scientists working in the disciplines contributing to studies of our climate accept that climate change is almost certainly being caused by human activities.
“Moreover, there are no national or major scientific institutions anywhere in the world that dispute the theory of anthropogenic climate change. Not one.”
That guy who knows of “mountains of evidence on the opposite side of the argument” has not yet submitted any rejoinder. Nor do I expect that he ever will.
Indeed, comments here from global-warming deniers have steadily declined in recent years, a trend that comports with polls showing ever wider public acceptance of mainstream scientific theories regarding climate change. Three and four years ago, we frequently got comments like the one in April of 2009 that said man-made global warming is just is “a theory and there is no consensus among scientists.”
My favorite comments from back then, of course, were those we got with every uncommonly cool spell locally or in some part of America. The skeptics would ask: Where’s your global warming now?
For some reason, they’re not saying that so much anymore.