A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that 97-98% of active climate scientists are in agreement with IPCC. Perhaps not particularly surprising (data is always good though). This is slightly more amusing: the paper also shows that those in disagreement have substantially lower climate expertise and scientific prominence. I suppose this settles the question on whether there is consensus among climate scientists.
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It seems the results obtained from climate science are indeed reliable. It is amazing that scientists are held in so low regard nowadays that British MPs feel they need to jump in and “investigate” a bunch of leaked internal emails from the University of East Anglia. Yes, the peer-review process has problems, any scientist can probably tell you that. Yet it is so much better than the alternative: a flood of bad articles and uninformed opinions swamping reports of actual scientific progress.
For anyone that quickly wants to know more about why global warming is highly probable I recommend you read The Economist‘s nice summary.