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Climate Graphics: Consensus

Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

97% consensus on human-caused global warming

TCP: Total number of abstracts

TCP: Percentage of abstracts

TCP: Total number of self-rated papers

TCP: Percentage of self-rated abstracts

TCP: 21 years of consensus

The Consensus Gap

TCP: the scientific consensus on climate change

John Cook and Naomi Oreskes

TCP: perceived consensus across political ideology

The consensus gap

Climate consensus and resistance

Greenhouse Effect

97% consensus pie chart

Media Coverage of Consensus Paper

Two decades attacking the consensus

Attack the Consensus

Tol quote on consensus

Misinformation blitz prior to IPCC AR5

Studies into scientific consensus on climate change

Scientific consensus versus expertise in climate science

Consensus censorship

Scientific agreement with human-caused global warming

DENIAL101x 1.2.2 97% piechart (general)

Scientific disagreement (Shwed & Bearman, 2010)

Global consensus on climate action

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