Skip to comments.Let’s Talk About The ‘97% Consensus’ On Global Warming
Posted on 03/05/2017 7:07:39 AM PST by rktman
Weve heard it time and time again: 97 percent of scientists agree global warming is real and man-made.
Question one aspect of the global warming consensus and politicians and activists immediately whip out the figure. You disagree with 97 percent of scientists?
The 97 percent figure was often used by the Obama administration to bolster its case for phasing out fossil fuels, and President Barack Obama himself used the figure to undercut his critics. NASA even cites studies purporting to show near-unanimous agreement on the issue.
More recently, Newsweek included this figure in an article fretting about climate deniers in state legislatures trying to influence science curriculum. The author couldnt resist noting that 97% of scientists who actively study Earths climate say it is changing because of human activity.
Liberals use the figure to shut down debate around global warming. Afterall, how can you disagree with all those scientists, many of whom have spent their lives studying the climate?
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
“so lets talk about the 2013 study led by Australian researcher John Cook claiming theres a 97 percent consensus on global warming.”
John Cook, on his website (which I won’t name) post pictures of himself dressed up as a Nazi.
Not hyperbole, not an exaggeration, not posted by one of his detractors. He’s taken them down. But you can still find his smiling face with the NAZI hat on all over the internet.
I sincerely doubt that figure.
However, there was a time when 97% of scientists believed in a Geocentric Universe.
Those advocating a Heliocentric Universe (which was STILL inadequate!) were treated as heretics.
So we “deniers” are in good company! :-)
“I sincerely doubt that figure.”
You’re right to do so.
The figure includes who Cook would call “deniers.”
Within hours of his paper being published, at least half dozen scientist came forward and stated their paper(s) had been miscounted, mischaracterized.
Lets be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
There is no such thing as consensus science. If its consensus, it isnt science. If its science, it isnt consensus. Period.
‘But theres a more fundamental problem with Cooks 97 percent figure consensus is not proof. [...] Trying to shut down dissent by arguing well, all these smart people disagree with you doesnt prove anything.’
97% consensus = Fake News!
BS...it’s all about MONEY....certainly not benefitting the consumer....never....
I KNEW it! LOL!
Lord Monckton debunked this 97% figure years ago. The real consensus from the data used is .3% (that’s right, 1/3rd of pone percent). The 97% figure is entirely fake and always has been.
The Fake “Study” cherry picked ~80 paper writers to get to 97%. It’s a totally Fake News Statistic.
I like these two lines from two of those asked to participate in the survey:
Im not sure what you are trying to prove, but you will undoubtably be able to prove your pre-existing opinion with this survey!
"This was a very simplistic and biased questionnaire
Michael Crichton’s STATE OF FEAR should be required reading.
(It’s also an exciting action novel.)
“Indeed, there are plenty of current examples of obvious fake news items that are embraced, and reinforced, by the mainstream media, other intellectuals, and academics. One is the oft-repeated claim that 97% of scientists believe in anthropogenic global warming (AGW). This claim usually refers to a study (Cook et al., 2013) which surveyed a large sample of abstracts of scientific papers dealing with climate change. The majority of those papers expressed no opinion on AGW. Among the minority that did (33%), 97% accepted the view that human activity causes global warming. So not only does the study not survey the views of scientists, or even climate scientists, it simply shows that about a third of papers dealing with climate change over the last 20 years made the case for AGW. (See here for other studies claiming to come up with a similar figure.)
Another claim typically treated as factual is that one out of five US female college students is a victim of sexual assault. As Robby Soave has discussed in detail, this claim is based on a largely discredited study a single study of one university by psychologist David Lisak. As Soave shows, the study shows nothing of the kind, yet the one-in-five figure is consistently reported as fact by the major media.” Peter Klein
The Universe does not revolve around the Sun, the solar system does.
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