Here’s an excellent essay posted at WattsUpWithThat by the editor of the website Fabius Maximus, an excellent blog on geopolitics, though they post on climate often from, a climate realist perspective. The article has a great summary of the supposed 97% consensus on climate change, and I thought it so good that I should share it with you.
By Larry Kummer. From the archives at the Fabius Maximus website.
Summary: This vignette illustrates important aspects of the climate change debate, and why it has failed to gain sufficient support from Americans to pass large-scale public policy measures. For two decades journalists and scientists have cooperated to produce political propaganda, exaggerating and misrepresenting the work of the IPCC. Their failure should inspire us, showing a resistance to manipulation greater than many people expected (it surprises me).
Attributed to George Orwell. He would have agreed.
My post, which started this kerfuffle
In July I published The 97% consensus of climate scientists is only 47%, which showed the hidden results of an excellent survey of scientists’ agreement with the IPPC’s attribution statements about the role of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in global warming. It was high, but lower than usually described — and below the standard for significance. The question…
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