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VINCENNES BAY, ANTARTICA – JANUARY 11: Giant tabular icebergs are surrounded by ice floe drift in Vincennes Bay on January 11, 2008 in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Australia’s CSIRO’s atmospheric research unit has found the world is warming faster than predicted by the United Nations’ top climate change body, with harmful emissions exceeding worst-case estimates. (Photo by Torsten Blackwood – Pool/Getty Images)


Why Scientific Consensus Is Worth Taking Seriously

Why Scientific Consensus Is Worth Taking Seriously

Yes, collective missteps happen. But if anything, history shows how hard it is to get scientists to agree in the first place. Following the pack is not part of the scientific method. The point is to follow the evidence. And that leaves room for ambiguity in...