Climate Decade in Review - Post 20: AAPG revises Climate Change Statement Leaving No Scientific Bodies Out

July 2007 - The American Association of Petroleum Geologists revised their official statement in relation to human-induced climate change. AAPG was the last reputable scientific body in the world to still have an official position that ran counter to the scientific consensus on climate change.
As of that moment, there no longer any credible scientific bodies in the world that did not acknowledge the contribution of humans to the increase in greenhouse gases.

As one might expect, this society has a large number of oil and gas companies and their employees as members, and efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gases are likely to have a negative impact on their industry. Nonetheless, a number of their members threatened to quit the Their official statement was wishy-washy but not contrary to the scientific consensus, basically punting on whether the additional CO2 humans are adding to the atmosphere is actually causing the climate to warm.

This is one in the series of "Decade in Review" posts on this blog that began in January 2010. These posts present climate-change-related events that occurred during the 00's, the warmest decade in recorded history.

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