Millions of times later, 97 percent climate consensus still faces denial

Just like the argument about whether the Earth is round or flat, the science of climate change is settled, with 97 percent of researchers agreeing that our climate crisis is largely manmade. So why do so many members of the American public think the expert consensus is much lower? Here’s a look at how those percentages were calculated, from someone who helped make them. And a look at the origins of the widely disseminated misperceptions about those numbers.