From the official website of NASA, for all of the denialists "skeptics" out there: Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities,and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources.
Statement on climate change from 18 scientific associations
"Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver." (2009)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
"The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society." (2006)
American Chemical Society
"Comprehensive scientific assessments of our current and potential future climates clearly indicate that climate change is real, largely attributable to emissions from human activities, and potentially a very serious problem." (2004)
American Geophysical Union
"The Earth's climate is now clearly out of balance and is warming. Many components of the climate system — including the temperatures of the atmosphere, land and ocean, the extent of sea ice and mountain glaciers, the sea level, the distribution of precipitation, and the length of seasons — are now changing at rates and in patterns that are not natural and are best explained by the increased atmospheric abundances of greenhouse gases and aerosols generated by human activity during the 20th century." (Adopted 2003, revised and reaffirmed 2007)
American Medical Association
"Our AMA ... supports the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report and concurs with the scientific consensus that the Earth is undergoing adverse global climate change and that anthropogenic contributions are significant." (2013)
American Meteorological Society
"It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in climate of the past half century is human-induced increases in the amount of atmospheric greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrous oxide." (2012)
American Physical Society
"The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now." (2007)
The Geological Society of America
"The Geological Society of America (GSA) concurs with assessments by the National Academies of Science (2005), the National Research Council (2006), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) that global climate has warmed and that human activities (mainly greenhouse‐gas emissions) account for most of the warming since the middle 1900s." (2006; revised 2010)
Then again, to the conspiracy theorist, NASA is just part of this conspiracy to fake climate change for some reason. After all, according to the conspiracy theorist, they also faked the moon landing for some reason. (I dunno, maybe their evil plan is to convince people to buy LED lightbulbs and hybrid cars without needing them.)
Academia Chilena de Ciencias, Chile Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, Portugal Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Matemáticas y Naturales de Venezuela Academia de Ciencias Medicas, Fisicas y Naturales de Guatemala Academia Mexicana de Ciencias,Mexico Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia Academia Nacional de Ciencias del Peru Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal Académie des Sciences, France Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada Academy of Athens Academy of Science of Mozambique Academy of Science of South Africa Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Academy of Sciences Malaysia Academy of Sciences of Moldova Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt Academy of the Royal Society of New Zealand Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy Africa Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science African Academy of Sciences Albanian Academy of Sciences Amazon Environmental Research Institute American Academy of Pediatrics American Anthropological Association American Association for the Advancement of Science American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians American Astronomical Society American Chemical Society American College of Preventive Medicine American Fisheries Society American Geophysical Union American Institute of Biological Sciences American Institute of Physics American Meteorological Society American Physical Society American Public Health Association American Quaternary Association American Society for Microbiology American Society of Agronomy American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Plant Biologists American Statistical Association Association of Ecosystem Research Centers Australian Academy of Science Australian Bureau of Meteorology Australian Coral Reef Society Australian Institute of Marine Science Australian Institute of Physics Australian Marine Sciences Association Australian Medical Association Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Botanical Society of America Brazilian Academy of Sciences British Antarctic Survey Bulgarian Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences Cameroon Academy of Sciences Canadian Association of Physicists Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Canadian Geophysical Union Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Canadian Society of Soil Science Canadian Society of Zoologists Caribbean Academy of Sciences views Center for International Forestry Research Chinese Academy of Sciences Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) (Australia) Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences Crop Science Society of America Cuban Academy of Sciences Delegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and Letters Ecological Society of America Ecological Society of Australia Environmental Protection Agency European Academy of Sciences and Arts European Federation of Geologists European Geosciences Union European Physical Society European Science Foundation Federation of American Scientists French Academy of Sciences Geological Society of America Geological Society of Australia Geological Society of London Georgian Academy of Sciences German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Indian National Science Academy Indonesian Academy of Sciences Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK InterAcademy Council International Alliance of Research Universities International Arctic Science Committee International Association for Great Lakes Research International Council for Science International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences International Research Institute for Climate and Society International Union for Quaternary Research International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Islamic World Academy of Sciences Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Kenya National Academy of Sciences Korean Academy of Science and Technology Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts l'Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal Latin American Academy of Sciences Latvian Academy of Sciences Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Madagascar National Academy of Arts, Letters, and Sciences Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina National Academy of Sciences of Armenia National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka National Academy of Sciences, United States of America National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Association of Geoscience Teachers National Association of State Foresters National Center for Atmospheric Research National Council of Engineers Australia National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Research Council National Science Foundation Natural England Natural Environment Research Council, UK Natural Science Collections Alliance Network of African Science Academies New York Academy of Sciences Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences Nigerian Academy of Sciences Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters Oklahoma Climatological Survey Organization of Biological Field Stations Pakistan Academy of Sciences Palestine Academy for Science and Technology Pew Center on Global Climate Change Polish Academy of Sciences Romanian Academy Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain Royal Astronomical Society, UK Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Royal Irish Academy Royal Meteorological Society (UK) Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research Royal Scientific Society of Jordan Royal Society of Canada Royal Society of Chemistry, UK Royal Society of the United Kingdom Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Russian Academy of Sciences Science and Technology, Australia Science Council of Japan Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics Scripps Institution of Oceanography Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Society for Ecological Restoration International Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society of American Foresters Society of Biology (UK) Society of Biology, UK Society of Systematic Biologists Soil Science Society of America Sudan Academy of Sciences Sudanese National Academy of Science Tanzania Academy of Sciences The Wildlife Society (international) Turkish Academy of Sciences Uganda National Academy of Sciences Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution World Association of Zoos and Aquariums World Federation of Public Health Associations World Forestry Congress World Health Organization World Meteorological Organization Zambia Academy of Sciences Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” --Neil deGrasse Tyson
And yes, I know that the hardcore pseudo-skeptical conspiracy theorist denialists will never change no matter what because their heads are so stuck in the the ground that their hair is being singed off by magma, but still...
When talking about climate change/global warming/environmental change, I just want to ask certain people "What the fuck happened to better safe than sorry?" But most of them don't care what kind of mess they're very potentially leaving for the future generations anyway, because "it's not gonna happen during my lifetime anyway, duh"
Really? The climate is changing? Like it always has? Even before we humble humans became the dominant species on this planet? Climate is going to change, whether we are here or not. Just because a couple of liberally biased scientists call it global warming doesn't mean we need to start panicking. Although, truth be told, it makes me laugh when I see brain-washed liberal idiots panic. Oh, and how are all those "green-energy" companies doing? Oh, almost all of them have declared bankruptcy? Wow, that's a shock. But we're getting our tax money back that went to fund those companies, right? Oh, we're not. Another shock.
"Climate is going to change, whether we are here or not."
On the scale of thousands to millions of years, typically, yes. But the changes happening so rapidly are all us, and thus harder for us and species who are used to millennia and more years of gradual change to deal with.
Global change over thousands and millions of years is natural. Global climate change over a couple centuries is not.
"Oh, almost all of them have declared bankruptcy?"
Well, if by "almost all" you mean "8%" of them, then sure. [link] And that's only counting the federally funded ones, not all green companies.
Which is pretty good for an emerging field, actually, since all new technology fields naturally have lots of winners and losers. For instance, just for kicks, here's a list of defunct computer-related companies: [link] Wow, that's kind of a big list. Guess that means the personal computing industry is a complete failure, according to your logic.
You can stick your head in the sand all you like but that doesn't mean science is going to change just because you don't like what it has to say, just like science also says that those fad diets don't work. Sure I'd like to be able to lose weight without doing anything, but that's not scientifically possible.
I've never understood why this is even a debate anyway. Since even if it was a lie, let's see what we get from making the changes that climate change fighters want:
1. We achieve national energy independence by using less fossil fuels and more locally-generated renewable power, meaning we rely much less on foreign energy supply.
2. We achieve personal independence as well, by having "passive houses" that can stay heated, cooled, watered, and up and running in general while getting to worry less about power outages, droughts, not being able to afford or get out to fill up the furnace fuel tank, and so on. Bonus points for cheaper maintenance and utility costs, too. Which brings me to:
3. We save massive amounts of money in the long term by spending less money on generating energy.
4. We clean the air and water of smog and emissions.
5. Most energy conservation measures involve either minor changes in habit and/or doing the same thing you do now for less.
Meaning that the changes needed to combat climate change... save money and increase efficiency without decreasing productivity or utility. So, if it wasn't for the fake debate going on, most people would be voluntarily making these sorts of changes anyway, since they'd be extremely useful even if climate change didn't exist. Only in America can people be successfully brainwashed into thinking it's in their best interest to waste more money and resources than they need to.
Honestly, I don't know what 97% of climate scientists, NASA, the governments of many nations from the United States to the Phillipines, the Vatican, almost 200 international scientific organizations, etc. have to gain from claiming that climate change is a real threat. I guess it's a conspiracy to sell energy efficient lightbulbs. Which is bad, gaiz! However, I know exactly what the Shell, BP, Koch Industries, etc. will gain from denying climate change. MONEY.
10,256 scientists were polled. ALL of them, American, so hardly representative of the entire world. Thousands of climate researchers in various fields of study such as solar, left out. 3100 actually answered the poll. So already, we're down to less than 1/3. Comments left by the vast majority of them, argued against the narrow, leading questions in the poll, of which there were only Two. In the end, the people who created the poll chose an extremely narrow group of 79 people, for reasons I'll let you discover for yourself, to represent the entire planet. 3% of that group disagreed with the assesment of the rest.
There you have it. Less than 3/4 of 1% of the scientists polled, represents '97%' of all scientists on the globe.
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