This pie chart was made available to the general public only a few days ago, and it is already causing quite a media stir.
James Lawrence Powell, the man who came up with it, simply wished to prove that, despite what several publications keep stating, the scientific community very much agrees that climate change and global warming are as real as it gets, and that human activities are their main cause.
In other words, climate change is by no means as controversial an issue as some would have us believe: since January 1, 1991 until November 9, 2012, only 24 articles rejected this theory, whereas roughly 13,950 showed their support for it.
As science author James Lawrence Powell puts it, “Scientists do not disagree about human-caused global warming. It is the ruling paradigm of climate science, in the same way that plate tectonics is the ruling paradigm of geology.”
Furthermore, “We know that continents move. We know that the earth is warming and that human emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause. These are known facts about which virtually all publishing scientists agree.”