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Further, according to Oreskes (2004), “the IPCC is not alone in its conclusions” because “all major scientific bodies in the United States whose expertise bears directly on the matter have issued similar statements” (Oreskes, 2004, p. 1686). For example, Oreskes (2004, p. 1686) argued that “the National Academy of Sciences report, Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions, begins: Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperature to rise.” Further, the United Nations-created IPCC explicitly described its assessment on the anthropogenic and greenhouse gas-associated climate change to be an accurate reflection of the current thinking of the scientific community on the issue (Oreskes, 2005, p. 1686). According to Oreskes (2004, p. 1686), the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have issued statements with a conclusion that “evidence for human modification of the climate is&nbsp.compelling.”