The warmists all bang on about consensus in the scientists and amongst the scientists. Consensus, despite empirical evidence to the contrary, that the earth is warming, catastrophically, and it is all our fault.
Well how about that consensus eh?
Contrary to reports, global warming studies donât show 97% of scientists fear global warming
Apart from a handful of eccentrics, everyone believes in the reality of manmade climate change. Thatâs the message of a recent paper in the journalÂ Environmental Research Letters, the latest in a series of similar efforts that have been used as a stick with which to beat policymakers. But scratch at the surface of any of these publications and you find that there is considerably less to them than meets the eye.
The earliest paper in this series, by Peter Doran and Maggie Kendall Zimmerman of the University of Illinois, reported the results of an opinion poll of climate scientists that Zimmerman had prepared for her MSc thesis. The headline conclusion â that 97% of climatologists thought that mankind was having a significant impact on the climate â was widely reported at the time.
However, although the survey was sent to over 10,000 scientists, there were actually only 79 responses from climatologists, so the 97% figure represented just 75 individuals. And what was not reported in the paper or in any of the ensuing publicity was that many participants were appalled by the survey and recorded their feelings at the time, calling it simplistic and biased, and suggesting that it was an attempt to provide support for a predetermined view.Â Read more »