Although there are less and less skeptics, they still exist and what is even stranger they somehow manage to get more media-space then the research-based realists.
I don’t know, but could there be some “hidden” reason about who owns the media-companies or who is buying the most commercial time…you tell me?
When James Lawrence Powell* and his colleagues searched the Web of Science for peer-reviewed scientific articles published between 1 January 1991 and 9 November 2012 they came up with 13,950 articles out of which 24 (0,17 %) rejected human-caused global warming. (www.jamespowell.org)
*/ President Reagan and President George H. W. Bush, both appointed Powell to the National Science Board of USA, where he served for 12 years.
For most people the evidence is strong enough and with more than 99% of the scientists agreeing that human-based emission of CO2 is one of the drivers for climate-change, this is not an issue any more.
You could even state it as Phil Plait, the American astronomer behind “Bad Astronomy:
“…There is no scientific controversy over this. Climate change denial is purely, 100 percent made-up political- and corporate-sponsored crap.”
I suppose that one reason there still is scepticism is that we are all somewhat responsible for what is happening and bad conscience makes some people grip for any straw that could free them from responsibility…
As a “Possibilist” I choose to see it the other way – Let’s get to action, if we are wrong, what is the worse that could happen?