More Consensus Among Climate Scientists

Just in case you needed to hear it “again, with feeling”, the New York Times published a report today stating that early drafts of the next report from the state that there is a more than 90% likelihood that since 1950 global warming has primarily been driven by the burning of fossil fuels.

We know it seems like we keep repeating ourselves, but I guess that’s are job here at In fact, if the language in the report remains unaltered, it reflects a subtle yet substantive change since the last report released in 2001, where it stated that there was a 66 to 90% chance that recent global warming was caused by human activity.

Indeed, with the help of the new Democratically controlled Congress, even the White House may begrudgingly be acknowledging the serious threat we face with climate change and global warming.

We should not, however, wait for either the White House or Congress to act. Each one of us can make a differance in small ways. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

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Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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