Time and time again, climate alarmists like to badger us skeptics with the statement that says that 97% of climate scientists agree that global warming is real and that it is 100% man-made.
The first survey was conducted in 2009 and the second was conducted between March and April of 2012, where over 6,500 so called ‘climate scientists’ were invited to participate in the survey. Some of these ‘climate scientists’ who participated in the survey were actually geologists and astrophysicists, of which both ARE perfectly able to study the climate, but they are NOT actual climatologists. The only people who are at least 97% (like the pun?) qualified to answer the survey are scientists who are meteorologists, climatologists, and paleoclimatologists. So, when you don’t include geologists and astrophysicists, you get a number around 55%.
The results are shown below…
The data shows that out of 1,821 participants, only 947 of them (52%) agreed with the IPCC, that global warming is happening and it is mainly caused by humans. 182 participants (10%) argued that global warming is happening, but it is equally due to humans and nature. 91 of the 1,821 atmospheric scientists (5%) stated that global warming is happening, but it is mostly natural. 364 (20%) of them argued that global warming is happening, but there is insufficient evidence to sate that humans are causing it. 18 participants (1%) stated that they don’t know what the cause of global warming is. 127 (7%) said that they don’t even know if global warming is happening and 73 (4%) of the atmospheric scientists stated that global warming is NOT happening.
In a simpler chart, I will explain what I just stated above.
When we get to the final results, we can see that only 52% of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening and humans are the cause. That is 45% away from the nonsense 97%.
So, how did climate alarmists get their 97% consensus?
Well, it turns out that they decided to add all of of the opinions from the survey except for the one that says “GW is not happening.” Once you added up all of those, you got 95%. Don’t forget, the AMS left out 19 people, or 1% of the participants. Once that is added, we got 96% which is right around 97%, which supports their global warming theory.
However, that conclusion is not valid, it is complete garbage. If we actually want to see how many climate scientists agree that global warming is happening and that is at least 97% (like the pun again?) due to humans, we need to divide this into three categories.
- Yes, global warming is happening and humans are the main cause.
- Yes, global warming is happening and it is EQUALLY human caused and natural.
- No / Not Sure if global warming is happening.
When we analyze the results, we don’t get a consensus of 97%, we only get a 52% consensus.
In order to keep getting government funding, these climate scientists and alarmists have to keep spewing out a bunch of lies telling us that a global boiling apocalypse is going to happen. To back their scary scenario up, they try telling us that there is a consensus, that 97% of atmospheric scientists agree that Al Gore’s Armageddon is going to happen and it is 100% human-caused. It doesn’t take much time or research to see that they are lying to our face. You would think that after each failed prediction, the sheeple would eventually learn that none of these scenarios are going to happen, and that there is no 97% agreement. George Washington once said….
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”
And yes… I am 97% sure of that 😉
The 97% consensus on global warming. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://skepticalscience.com/global-waeming-scientific-consensus-intermediate.htm
What consensus? Less than half of climate scientists agree with the IPCC “95%” certainty << JoNova. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://joannenove.com.au/2015/07/less-than-half-of-climate-scientists-agree-with-the-ipcc-95-certainty/