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Scientists are able to attribute new weather patterns phenomena that absolutely could not have happened in a world without greenhouse gases introduced by humans. This is not new research or unproven hypotheses. 

Let's say that again for good measure: scientists can specifically point to things like The Blob of warm water in the Pacific—which devastated sea life and fueled drought in California—and definitively say it would never have happened in a world without human-caused warming.

The American Meteorological Society pulls together all the studies that examine new, extreme weather phenomena each year. In the report examining 2016, they pulled together more than 28 independent peer-reviewed studies which attributed extreme weather to human-caused climate change. 

The science is settled and the longer we take arguing about basic facts, the worse things will get. 

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt told CNBC that carbon dioxide is not a "primary contributor to the global warming that we see." According to Pruitt, the science around climate change is not settled and there must be a debate. An analysis of more than 11,944 peer-reviewed papers found that 97 percent of scientists agree humans are responsible for climate change. 

Despite the abundance of evidence, many in the current U.S. government continue to doubt that humans are the cause. These officials are not alone—a study from Pew found that roughly 31% of Americans believe climate change can be attributed to natural causes.

Here's exactly what Pruitt said:

"I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," 
"But we don't know that yet. ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis."
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