The Structure of Scientific Opinion on Climate Change*

Farnsworth, Stephen J.; Lichter, S. Robert
March 2012
International Journal of Public Opinion Research;Spring2012, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
The article provides information on a study which addressed the gap on the academic examination of scientific opinion regarding global warming and its impact. The study presented data from a survey of prominent scientists affiliated with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU), two professional associations that are closely connected to climate change research. The study also determined the nature of scientific opinion on key issues regarding climate change through conducting a multivariate analysis.


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