[I found a new news outlet!]
The propoaganda that led the public to believe that global warming is not real is guilty of conspiracy in the greatest crime of all time against the planet earth.
By definition, a "scientific consensus on global warming" is the view of the overwhelming majority of climate scientists. That view is now this:
"Human-induced global warming is occurring and it is presently necessary to take action to curtail production of greenhouse gases."
But Americans don't know there is one, and so they don't feel the urgency they would if they did know. Therefore, their greenhouse gas reductions are not going to occur.
"the percentage of Americans who believes a scientific consensus exists is still disturbingly small, around 50% (PIPA 2005). This is a remarkably small percentage considering an unassailable scientific consensus has existed for well over a decade. That progress in understanding has been extremely slow is due, in no small part, to the efforts of the energy industry to misinform the public. "
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