Category Archives: 97% consensus

Your No-Consensus Badge

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Commenters on my recent posting about using graphics as effectively as the Forces of Darkness do, but to use them to tell the truth, said they would like a smarter version of the 99.5% no-consensus … Continue reading

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97% of pictures are worth 1000 climate words

Guest essay by By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Guardian, one of the fastest-collapsing “legacy” news media in Britain, is bleeding circulation more rapidly than almost any other national newspaper. One reason, perhaps, is that on the question of the … Continue reading

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Still chasing consensus – on building a climate consensus model

Statistics research could build consensus around climate predictions Philadelphia, PA—Vast amounts of data related to climate change are being compiled by research groups all over the world. Data from these many and varied sources results in different climate projections; hence, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – UEA/CRU scientist disses Cook’s 97%

Barry Woods writes via email: A very interesting article, with Mike Hulme dissing the 97% paper along the way. But I think perhaps the most interesting part, is it seems to allow sceptics at the policy table.

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If 99 Doctors Said…

We’ve seen the “If 99 doctors said…” argument, or facsimiles, used often by global warming enthusiasts in recent months. George Clooney used it when interviewed at the Britannia Awards. (See the Open Letter to Lewis Black and George Clooney.) James … Continue reading

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Skeptical Science’s John Cook – Making **** Up

Guest essay by Brandon Shollenberger Last week, John Cook published a piece in the Europhysics News magazine in which he, quite literally, fabricates a quote.  You can see the details here, but basically, he took the old quote about a … Continue reading

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An oopsie in the Doran/Zimmerman 97% consensus claim

David Burton writes: I just realized the obvious answer to a question that has been nagging in the back of my mind for nearly a year and a half. In 2008 Margaret Zimmerman asked two questions of 10,257 Earth Scientists at … Continue reading

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Mail wars: Heartland -vs- the AMS

There is a bit of a row that has developed over the recent American Meteorological Society survey of its membership on cause of climate change that gave a surprising result of only 52% of survey respondents answering Yes: Mostly human. … Continue reading

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The 97% consensus myth – busted by a real survey

We’ve all been subjected to the incessant “97% of scientists agree …global warming…blah blah” meme, which is nothing more than another statistical fabrication by John Cook and his collection of “anything for the cause” zealots. As has been previously pointed … Continue reading

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’97% consensus’ apparently doesn’t exist at the IPCC

Consensus? What Consensus? You’d think they’d be able to agree on this most important number. They did for AR4.

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Join my crowd-sourced complaint about the ’97% consensus’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Three-quarters (rounded up to 97.1%) of all commenters expressing an opinion on my recent post about Dana Nuccitelli’s attempt at ex-post-facto justification of the false assertion in the lamentable Cook et al. paper of a … Continue reading

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97% Climate consensus ‘denial’: the debunkers debunked

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Not the least of many signs that the rationalists who have dared to doubt the official story are winning the debate on the climate is the childish bluster to which the dwindling band of true-believers … Continue reading

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A question for Oreskes – But what do we mean by consensus?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Politicians pay for science, but scientists should not be politicians. Consensus is a political concept. Unwisely deployed, it can be damagingly anti-scientific. A reply to Naomi Oreskes (Nature, 4 September 2013). Subject terms: … Continue reading

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Consensus? What Consensus?

Global Warming Survey Virtually Meaningless London: In recent weeks US President Obama and the UK’s Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey have both cited a survey of climate science abstracts that alleges an overwhelming consensus on the subject of global warming. … Continue reading

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Cooks ’97% consensus’ disproven by a new peer reviewed paper showing major math errors

UPDATE: While this paper (a rebuttal) has been accepted, another paper by Cook and Nuccitelli has been flat out rejected by the journal Earth System Dynamics. See update below. – Anthony “0.3% climate consensus, not 97.1%” PRESS RELEASE – September … Continue reading

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Cook’s 97% climate consensus paper crumbles upon examination

Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook Page Ugh. Do you remember the “97% consensus”, which even Obama tweeted? Turns out the authors don’t want to reveal their data. It has always been a dodgy paper (http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024024/article). Virtually everyone I know … Continue reading

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Quote of the week …about that 97% consensus

For those that have heard about that claimed “97% consensus” on global warming from John Cook and the SkS Kidz, here is a thought from the oldie but goodie department:

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New peer reviewed paper shows only 36% of geoscientists and engineers believe in AGW

From Forbes writer James Taylor: Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in … Continue reading

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