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A sur­vey of peer re­viewed pa­pers on an­thro­pogenic (hu­man-in­duced) cli­mate change which found 97.1% of sci­en­tists are in agree­ment was led by John Cook of the Univer­sity of Queens­land, Aus­tralia. He ex­pressed con­cern about the dif­fer­ence in opin­ion on the cause of cli­mate change be­tween sci­en­tists and the gen­eral pub­lic. For ex­am­ple, in the US, just 42% of peo­ple be­lieve hu­man ac­tiv­ity is the main driver. “There is a gap­ing chasm be­tween the ac­tual con­sen­sus and the pub­lic per­cep­tion,” Cook said in a state­ment.

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