IF this is the real story behind the “97% consensus”, the article only says it is the probable source, it is a gem of a post.
Warmists, please read it and include it in your growing list of ‘reasons’ for at least wondering whether enthusiastic support for ‘saving the planet from CO2-driven deterioration’ is justified.
- Warmist Ernst Ulrich Von Weizäcker Describes International Climate Policy As “Bleak”, In Utter Disarray (notrickszone.com)
- About that overwhelming 97-98% number of scientists that say there is a climate consensus… (wattsupwiththat.com)
- A Simple Solution For Warmists (stevengoddard.wordpress.com)
Guest Post by Barry Woods
I wonder just how many politicians, environmentalists or scientists who use the phrase ‘97% of scientists’ (or those who more carefully use ‘active climate scientists’) to give weight to their arguments regarding climate change to the public, have any idea of the actual source of this soundbite.
Perhaps a few may say the ‘Doran Survey’, which is the one of the most common references for this ‘97% of active climate scientists’ phrase. In fact, the Doran EoS paper merely cites a MSc thesis for the actual source of this 97% figure and the actual survey.
“This was a very simplistic and biased questionnaire.”
In a world where politicians (UK) went to war in Iraq based on a ‘sexed’ up dodgy dossier plagiarised from a 12 year old PhD thesis. I wonder how confident they would be lecturing the public about the need for radical decarbonising economic climate polices, if they were…
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