A new study has found that the current state of scientific knowledge on climate change is “unsettled” and that the debate over the issue is likely to continue for years.
Some scientists are skeptical that the Earth’s natural forces will do anything to curb global warming, and that the planet will warm even more as mankind adds more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Others argue that man-made greenhouse gas emissions will continue to pose a threat to the planet as we continue to place profit above the climate. Some scientists believe that the somewhat seven billion humans are the biggest threat to the climate, although they disagree over the magnitude. This is caused not only but the consumer lifestyle we live, but also but what we eat and the gasses we are producing.
But while scientists are clearly not unanimous, the scientific community as a whole is getting stronger.
There has been a considerable increase in the number of global climate change papers since the last IPCC report, with many papers having several authors. While many of these papers have not been peer-reviewed, many others have been. The growing number of papers and the increasing level of agreement about climate change means that the evidence now suggests that the current scientific consensus on climate change is likely to remain fairly stable for some time.
Many scientists do not even agree on how much global warming was caused by human activities. Other researchers agree on the danger of climate change but do believe that there is still time for humans to take meaningful action.
Humans are clearly the prime species on this planet. As such, we should start to take a collective and personal responsibility for our only home.