Today on the Scientific American blog there is a great article from the Editor talking about the different meanings of the term “Scientific Consensus.”
I highly recommend reading this article. It explains very well why precisely why the “debate” about human caused climate change is “over”. But in brief, it’s not because every scientist in the world agrees, but rather because a very large majority agree on a few key general principles and, in the words of the editor, “If I get one answer and everyone else gets a different one, my first inclination should be that I’m wrong, not that everyone else is.”.
Please read the rest and may it settle your mind.