97% of Climate Scientists Say We’re to Blame

There have been several studies that looks at the scientific consensus and what they, the experts, have to say on climate change. A consistent message continues to emerge, and it has strengthened over time.

  • In 2004, Naomi Oreskes found that in a survey of 928 abstracts, none rejected the consensus. 75% fell into the first explicitly or implicitly accepting the consensus view; 25% dealt with methods or paleoclimate and gave no position.
  • In 2009, Doran & Zimmerman found that 97.4% of climate scientsts thought human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing global temperatures.
  • In 2010, Anderegg et al. found >97% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support anthropogenic climate change as outlined by the IPCC.
  • Most recently Cook et al. expanded on the number of papers examined and found that familiar 97% climate scientists agreement as determined by examining the content of their abstracts, and also by directly contacting the authors and asking them to self-rate their own work.

Nova’s not happy so decided to repost Monckton’s misinformation.

Monckton has a unique definition of what constitutes support for anthropogenic global warming, for instance he believes the following abstract does not give support …

Global warming caused by green house gases emitted into the air is a result of the human activities.

The lead author of the paper John Cook has more to say about Monckton.


3 Responses to “97% of Climate Scientists Say We’re to Blame”

  1. Nick Says:

    Monckton is an ass, and yet again cannot resist the chance to remind us why. His overlong, self-indulgent and factually wrong rambles always end with a pseudo-legalistic threat, and the brandishing of his title…this is his stock publicity-seeking performance, and it always falls flat. The threats he threw around in Tasmania and New Zealand on his recent tour of the lucky Antipodes are barely remembered nonsenses.

    He’s a sad and malicious fool, and Nova should be ashamed of exploiting his compulsions.

  2. WheresWallace Says:

    Counting anything that didn’t exactly quantify the amount as being “against the consesus” is just plain stupid. But that’s Monckton for you. He has been consistently wrong on so many occasions, it’s not surprising he fails at math/stats too.

    But you have to ask, is Nova as stupid too, or is she purposefully deceptive by repeating his obvious mistakes?

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