Argument: Scientific consensus does not prove climate change is human-caused
- Debate: Is climate change chiefly human-caused? - con argument.
There was a false scientific consensus in the 70s that global cooling was occurring. Timothy Ball. "Global Warming, humans, Carbon Dioxide. Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?". February 5, 2007 - "Since I obtained my doctorate in climatology from the University of London, Queen Mary College, England my career has spanned two climate cycles. Temperatures declined from 1940 to 1980 and in the early 1970’s global cooling became the consensus. This proves that consensus is not a scientific fact."