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Many climate change scientists do not agree that global warming is happening

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 11 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1164
  1. Gregory Gardner, Locum general practitioner
  1. 64 Chelworth Road, Birmingham B38 0AE

    EDITOR—The apocalyptic tone that Smith adopted in relation to the environment bears little relation to reality.1 In his editorial Smith asserts, “virtually all scientists agree that global warming is happening.” Global warming is now joining the list of “what everyone knows.”

    Whether most scientists outside climatology believe that global warming is happening is less relevant than whether the climatologists do. A letter signed by over 50 …

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