This is another video from the Beyond Belief: Candles in the Dark are conference.
I like it because it gives a good overview of the scientific consensus on climate change. It’s a counter to the popular concept that the claim of human contribution to global warming is controversial or not scientifically supported. The presenter Naomi Oreskes points out that in 1979 scientific consensus supported a prediction of human contribution but in the last decade the consensus supports actual detection of human contribution.
This presentation doesn’t go into the detailed evidence but seeks to contrast the overall findings with the often distorted coverage of the subject in the media – the disconnect between the scientific knowledge and the public perception of this.
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies and Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at UC San Diego and one of the nation’s leading experts on the history of the earth and environmental science. Her work came to public attention in 2004 with the publication of “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” in Science and was featured in Vice President Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth. Her forthcoming book is FIGHTING FACTS: How a Handful of Scientists Have Muddied the Waters on Environmental Issues From Tobacco to Global Warming.