So, turns out there is no consensus on global warming. There is a rigid orthodoxy among scientific orgs that discourages honest discussion, and gives the appearance of some kind of agreement. But that is illusory. In any case, "consensus" is not what science is about. If every scientist agreed the earth was flat and one person could demonstrate that it was not, scientific consensus would be wrong. Which is where we are now. Sixteen Concerned Scientists: No Need to Panic About Global Warming - WSJ.com More at the source.