Saturday 17 August 2019

Climate change consensus

NEIL Craig (Letters, February 26) claims via his contact with journalists that there is no scientific consensus that climate change is man-made, and mentions the Oregon petition of 31,000 self-declared "scientists" who doubt the theory.

I'd like to point out two things.

Firstly, if he wants to find out the scientific consensus, I suggest he turn to science magazines rather than newspapers, where he will find ubiquitous agreement.

Or perhaps he could consult a meta-analysis of climate research in any related scientific journal, where he will again find agreeing evidence.

Secondly, the Oregon petition means nothing.

There are millions of people working in science worldwide. but the fact that a few thousand of them signed a list is irrelevant.

Graham Cooke,

Rialto, Dublin 8

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