Would you cross a bridge if 99.9% of bridge engineers said that it was dangerous?
That’s the number of climate scientists who have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening*.
But when asked to name this figure, respondents in the UK guessed 65%, way below the real level.**
Ask your friends, family, and colleagues what figure they would estimate.
We’re past realizing what’s happening, and we’re past realizing who’s to blame.
Now it’s time to fix the problem.
* Lynas, M et al (2021) ‘Greater than 99% consensus on human caused climate change in the peer-reviewed scientific literature,’ Environmental Research Letters 16(11): 1-7.
** Quoted from King’s College London: Public hugely underestimate scientific consensus on climate change