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Professor Stephen Schneider discusses probability and climate change at AAAS meeting in Seattle

When it comes to global climate change, the vast majority of experts have reached a consensus: The atmosphere is getting warmer because human beings continue burning vast amounts of oil and other fossil fuels. Nevertheless, a small minority of researchers continue to question whether people are the primary culprits. At the 2004 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Stephen H. Schneider, professor of biological sciences and senior fellow with the Stanford Institute for International Studies, explained why policymakers should heed the consensus of the scientific community.

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