97 Hours of Consensus Campaign Starts Today

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 07:00

Did you know 97% of climate scientists have concluded that humans are causing global warming? When was the last time 97% of scientists agreed on anything?

What’s scary is that less than 10% of Americans are aware of the 97% agreement among climate scientists.

This disparity has real consequences, with a number of scientific studies finding that when the public isn’t aware of the scientific consensus on global warming, they’re less likely to support action to mitigate climate change.

A social media campaign starts today with the aim of closing the “consensus gap.”

The 97 Hours of Consensus campaign will feature statements and hand-drawn caricatures from 97 scientific experts researching climate change or the impacts of climate change. The campaign begins on 9/7 (the date itself reinforcing the 97% consensus). Each hour, a statement and hand-drawn caricature of a scientist whose area of expertise involves climate change or the impacts of climate change will be published and shared on social media.

The quotes and caricatures will be published here.

Follow the twitter feed @skepticscience.

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