I heard from a few skeptics after my Sunday column on what scientists have to say about the future of skiing in Connecticut. Science writer James Powell looked at peer-reviewed scientific journal articles on climate change from 1991 to 2012. He found lots of published, peer-reviewed research — nearly all of it supporting this conclusion:
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. 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.