The truth about that 97% consensus…

As usual Lee is always good value as a very practical greenie who gets his hands literally dirty rather than talk. I am not sure I totally agree, but read it and ponder

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Climate change consensus rejected

The truth about that 97% consensus is that appears it’s not true.

97% of climate scientists don’t agree that man-kind is the cause of climate change. In fact, the research that first produced this startling statistic even admits this.

Here’s what it actually found:

In a study of peer-reviewed climate literature, encompassing 11,944 papers, researchers found that the overwhelming majority (66.4%) expressed no position on Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Just 32.6% endorsed AGW.

Of those papers that endorsed AGW, 97.1% indicated there is a >50% chance that global warming is caused by humans.

So, put another way, just 3,780 (31.64%) out of 11,944 climate-change papers concluded there is a better than 50:50 chance that people are causing the climate to change.

That doesn’t sound quite as convincing as The Guardian headline that reported the findings:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/may/16/climate-change-scienceofclimatechange

Survey finds 97% of climate science papers agree warming is man-made

I’m afraid…

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