Marc Hendrickx tips me to this story in the Australian: Earth scientists split on climate change statement
AUSTRALIA’S peak body of earth scientists has declared itself unable to publish a position statement on climate change due to the deep divisions within its membership on the issue.
After more than five years of debate and two false starts, Geological Society of Australia president Laurie Hutton said a statement on climate change was too difficult to achieve.
Full story here, but behind a paywall: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/earth-scientists-split-on-climate-change-statement/story-e6frg8y6-1226942126322#
It seems there is dissension in the ranks, and that has caused them to be unable to reach consensus on a statement. Faced with such a stalemate, the GSA higher ups will probably just ignore it and throw out a statement with a 97% number attached.
And, time to call in Herr Cook to deal with the consensus denying miscreants.