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We aren't still debating gravity, on whether the earth is round. There's as much scientific consensus that climate change is man-made, and extremely dangerous to the survival of our species, as there is that smoking causes cancer. 

97 percent of scientific experts agree that human-caused climate change is real. The consensus has been supported by numerous studies — and yet the idea that the statistic is made up, or wrong, is still a common position among climate doubters and a major tool used to foster public uncertainty about climate change.
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But New York Times editorial columnist Bret Stephens argues scientists who say the case is closed on` global warming are engaging in "intellectual hubris."

"If there were less certitude about our climate future, more Americans would be interested in having a reasoned conversation about it."
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Many argue the entities denying climate change are too often those that have a vested financial interest in convincing the public that global warming is an Al Gore-created hoax, especially the fossil fuel industry.

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But there are still plenty of people out there that point out scientific consensus has been wrong in the past, and it's foolish to shut down questions about the validity of global warming predictions.

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Others think even using the term "skeptics" lends too much credence to a dangerous denial of reality. 

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