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:
Mankind will in time discover that unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots. –John Adams 1793
When they get that large, at 97%, they tend to be as laughable as some of the voting results we see in North Korea:
Whether it be a political majority, a social majority, or a synthesized scientific majority, a majority that large almost always tends to come crashing down once the methodology is examined.
This is probably why author John Cook won’t release the full data to Dr. Richard Tol, who is attempting replication.