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March for Science, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2017.

Curbing climate change: Why it’s so hard to act in time

Why is it so hard to reach consensus about how to slow climate change? Multiple time lags get in the way: some make it hard to convey the risk, while others prolong the search for solutions.
When it comes to arguing about climate science, it would be better to play the science, not the scientists. MaRS Discovery District/Flickr

Appeals to the climate consensus can give the wrong impression

You might have heard that 97% of climate scientists agree the world is warming and people are the cause. This level of agreement, known as “consensus”, is often put forward in the climate debate in support…

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