Climate Change may be the most heavily debated topic in the world today. Although it could be misleading to suggest that ‘opinion is split (as in ‘equally split’), there is certainly strong disagreement in some quarters. However, integral to this disputial or discussion, vested interest and misinformation, alongside good, verifiable, independent research. Your task is to research this topic with an open mind then write, in the style of a Guidance
1,000-word overview of the subject, considering and separating facts from assumptions, from opinion, from flagrant distortion. This, in turn, must be based on credible, publicly available material and not any of your own opinions or preconceptions.Within this general discussion, a focus of your article should be the oft-quoted figure that ‘97% of the world’s climate experts agree that climate change has been caused by humans’. What exactly is being claimed here? How and from where has this claim originated? How reliable and meaningful is the claim? Is the intended information always presented and portrayed helpfully and accurately? Are realistic conclusions always drawn ?