A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers provides evidence that 97 percent of scientists worldwide agree that global warming is the result of human activities.
Global warming is the cause of rising temperatures and drastic climatic changes. In a new survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers, it was discovered that 97 percent of scientists worldwide agree that global warming is caused due to human activities.
Many organizations want to take measures to curb these climatic changes but the public's belief that scientists are divided on their opinions on global warming is making it difficult for these organizations to gain support to implement policies regarding the same.
Ninety seven of percent scientists agreed that burning of fossil fuels by humans was the number one cause of global warming. Since the Industrial revolution, surface temperatures have risen by 0.8 degrees
"There is a strong scientific agreement about the cause of climate change, despite public perceptions to the contrary," said John Cook of the University of Queensland in Australia, who led the study in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
"There is a gaping chasm between the actual consensus and the public perception," he said in a statement. "When people understand that scientists agree on global warming, they're more likely to support policies that take action on it."
Experts from all over the world analyzed over 2,000 papers that provided a view on the climatic changes taking place currently and found that a whopping 97 percent agreed that global warming is man-made. However, recent polls reporting public opinion have showed that the public is still confused as to what causes global warming as people believe that scientists themselves are not sure whether this phenomenon is caused due to natural swings or human activities.