Majority view of climate scientists is that global warming is indeed happening

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7143.1530 (Published 16 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1530
  1. Andrew Haines, Professor of primary care,
  2. Anthony J McMichael, Professor of epidemiology,
  3. Sari Kovats, Research fellow,
  4. Mark Saunders, Lecturer
  1. Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College London Schools of Medicine, London NW3 2PF
  2. Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  3. Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre, Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT

    EDITOR—Gardner states that the scientific basis of climate change is uncertain and that there are major differences of opinion among climatologists about whether climate change is likely to occur and its potential magnitude.1 Inevitably, with an issue of such complexity there is bound to be scientific debate, but the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which we quoted in our articles, is a major international collaboration: it has involved the participation of over 2500 scientists from around the world. …

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