I've heard from a lot of people that the scientific consensus for global warming is that the Earth is, indeed, getting warmer and it will have catastrophic effects.
However, as it stands right now, I'm only taking the word of someone who most like is taking the word of someone else. Sort of like a game of telephone. We all hear about scientific consensus, but I'm wondering, how do I find out for myself what the consensus is?
Obviously I don't have enough training to dive deeply into any given topic, so I rely on those that do. But I'm just not sure how to verify this for myself rather than taking it on faith from those in the skeptical community.