Stumbled across this article from arsTechnica , “Survey of 12,000 studies finds strong agreement on climate change.” The title sort of hits on the main idea. This article reviews several efforts to review scientific findings on climate change. It notes that there isn’t too much disagreement within the scientific community.
We often have students looking for research paper topics, and they often select climate change (global warming) as a topic. The debate they enter often exists within journalistic and political information sources. The debate doesn’t really exist within the scientific community. Scientists are really working on the mechanics behind climate change. They are working on the “how” question and not on the “what.”