97% of the Most Active Climate Scientists Agree

Some of you may have heard me talk about or read something I've written where I mention that most climate scientists agree on the signficance and potential destruction due to climate catastrophe.

When I write that, I think to myself it's probably around 60 - 80% of climate scientists. That's good enough for me to realize that we need to eradicate capitalist economic relationships and make sure everyone has:

1) a guaranteed minimum income
2) universal access to health care
3) access to free life survival basics like food, water, and shelter

Focusing on these economic changes will enable people to focus on the very important and difficult task of changing our world to minimize and hopefully avoid climate catastrophe.

However, I recently stumbled across this:

"Here, we use an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers." (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/06/04/1003187107.abstract)

I've attached the PDF if you want to read more about it.

At 97%, there's no question that we need to enact the above reforms and eradicate capitalist relations as quickly as we can.

For an excellent article on this and how it's possible people can deny facts that 97-98% of the most active climate scientists state clearly, read:

http://theconversation.edu.au/how-do-people-reject-climate-science-9065

 

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I recently stumbled across

I recently stumbled across the following link which pretty much explains why Javier Sethness-Castro is right on in calling for #3 above:

3) access to free life survival basics like food, water, and shelter

http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/9/10/we-are-now-one-year-an...

From the article:

"This all goes to say that as long as climate change continues to advance—it seems that nothing can stop that now—and we maintain a global food system perennially subject to volatile price spikes and exploitation from speculators, without reform, our world will be an increasingly restive one. Hunger is coming, and so are the riots."

I think our world will be increasingly restive for other reasons as well, but there does seem to be science behind the benefits of making sure everyone has access to survival basics like food, water, and shelter.

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