Critical Facts 8. The science of what is causing global warming, including humanity's impact, is clearly not settled; debates are badly needed.
Nearly all media, the politicians and even some of the scientists who declared so firmly their belief that manmade CO2 is the major driver in recent (until about 8 years ago) global warming, have continued to profess that the science is settled and we should now turn to how to get rid of manmade CO2 . The consensus cry is not only misleading, it is simply not true (see figures below). Wouldn't you prefer to see real, scientific debates on what is or is not causing global warming or global climate change instead of just hearing the false claim that the science is settled? Demand the debates. When someone claims the science is settled, ask them if they would be willing to publically debate the issue. There should be plenty of scientists nearby to challenge them in the debate. And if you too, begin to have doubts about the veracity of the earlier consensus, weigh your doubts against the tremendous and extensively documented benefits of more CO2 for the plant and animal kingdoms.