Maryland’s Scientific Consensus


Scientists are one of the most trusted sources of information by the public on climate change, and about 97% of climate scientists say human-caused climate change is happening. At the same time, the names and faces of scientists researching issues related to climate change are still relatively unknown to the public. Learn more about three of Maryland’s experts on climate change: Donald Boesch, William Boicourt, and Patricia Delgado. Or, using our Expert List, find other scientists from across a variety of related fields, from climate modeling to sea-level rise, who are broadening our understanding of climate change.

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Are you wondering where the number “97% of climate scientists” comes from? If so, see these citations:

Anderegg, W. R. L., Prall, J. W., Harold, J., & Schneider, S. H. (2010). Expert credibility in climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(27), 12107–12109. 

Cook, J., Nuccitelli, D., Green, S. A., Richardson, M., Winkler, B., Painting, R., … Skuce, A. (2013). Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. Environmental Research Letters, 8(2), 024024.

Doran, P. T., & Zimmerman, M. K. (2009). Examining the scientific consensus on climate change. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 90(3), 22.

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