Skip to comments.Scientists: Climate change is real
Posted on 05/16/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
An overwhelming 97 percent of climatologists endorse the idea of human-caused global warming.
As if the backing of NASA, 18 independent American scientific societies, and an intergovernmental panel established under the United Nations weren't enough to quell the protests popping up in comment sections across the Internet, a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters confirms once again that climatologists almost unanimously believe that climate change is directly related to human-made carbon emissions.
Researchers pored over nearly 12,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers from 1991 to 2011. These papers, according to Michael Todd at Pacific Standard, represented the work of 29,083 authors and 1,980 journals. The conclusion could hardly be stronger: 97 percent of scientists agree that anthropogenic, or human-caused, global warming exists.
"That suggests both a consensus, and an overwhelming one," adds Todd.
"The public perception of a scientific consensus on [anthropogenic global warming] is a necessary element in public support for climate policy," conclude the study's authors. And yet, according to Pew Internet Research (PDF), 57 percent of Americans are unaware that there is an overwhelming scientific consensus.
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An overwhelming 97 percent of climatologists endorse the idea of human-caused global warmingYes, and they say scientists in the title. Quite comical, if it werent so tragicomical that is.
Back when I was a kid, you know, less than 20 years ago, we called this “climate change” stuff ‘seasons’.
Of course Climate Change is real. That is the definition of climate (a dynamic system....)
What is in dispute are the cause and effects as well as the massive corruption in how science is being used.
Ridiculously transparent of Obama to mandate the release of this information (don’t mention it to him, he’ll just deny it and reward the publisher). And Al Gore will ask for some more ice cream cones in his private jets.
Sorry Mr. Scientist, but we don’t believe you anymore. Credibility counts.
Maybe there was the 97% because there was no funding for opposite results and the 3% are accidental or self funded.
Well of course!
One is not ALLOWED to be called a “climatologist” UNLESS one is for AGW.
Where does one study and get credentialed in this particular “science’ anyway?
Not all of the 97% are morons. Some of them have to be the evil geniuses / masterminds of the plot.
Its so real that they have to change its name every couple years and constantly revise their doom and gloom scenarios.
Of course, climate change is real. Climate changes. That’s a natural process. The planet has been really cold and it has been really hot. It survives and life adapts.
But humans do not change it!
Yeah, that’s what science does - they vote on things.
Translation: “we need the support of the people, but they ain't buying into our krap because they're stupid.”
Of course climate changes, but man has nothing to do with it.
I just heard a radio show about that today. The way they got that 97% figure is they sent out 10,000 surveys to scientists and climatologists and they got back 77. 75 of the 77 believed that man is the cause. 2 disagreed. Yes climate change is real. It is the cause that is still unknown.
all I know is alaska is still getting snowed on and the local lakes in my old stomping ground just had their ice finally breakup.
I used to date a cosmologist or was she a cosmetologist? my memory fails me,, must be global varming..jaa..
And...anyone who's ever been to China recently (as I have) knows that the clearest day you'll possibly see there is far worse than the worst day you'll see in LA or London.And unlike London what you're seeing there is caused by 10,000 coal powered power plants and an equal number of factories that don't even make an *effort* to limit pollution.
Amen, Brudda’.. and he ain’t gonna have a smiley face for some.
9 out of 10 dentist recommended dentine for their patients that chew gum.
Imagine. 97% of “climatologists” who live off of government grants are saying the manmade climate change is real and that the government should continue to support research to prove it.
Note this intriguing point at the bottom of the original article :
Its worth noting that 97 percent of scientists contacted did not feel they had taken a position endorsing the primacy of anthropogenic climate change in their respective papers”
So the authors of the climate articles did not agree with the surveyed assessments.
Even if the climate is changing (and it always is), and even if humans are a contributing factor (and we likely are), this “consensus” doesn’t mean jack because none of them know how significant the human feedback term is (likely not so much) or the practical, on-the-ground effect of the climate change (likely not anywhere near as devastating as the alarmists would have you believe).
A candidate for a Ph.D. in chemistry joked (?) to me that "you want to research something that's cheap to do, so even if you don't have a big grant, you can make more money."
One of my favorite Milton Friedman quotes: "When you pay for research, you get research. When you pay for results, you get results."
Oh, Jumping Jesus on a freakin pogo stick.
I just remember about the “population time bomb”. We are all suppose to be dead now.
I remember “GLOBAL COOLING” and we are all suppose to be dead now.
Anyone remember this? http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=5ndHwW8psR8
The only time you get a 97 percent endorsement is when you are talking about votes for Joe Stalin or Saddam Hussein.
Doesn't happen without coercion or group-think.
There is no consensus is science. There is theory and there is proof.
Climate change is a phenomenon that arrises from the diffusion of money molecules to regions of low ethical concentration and a high affinity for grants.
watch this testimony to congress. it’s good and disproves man caused global warming
Those are great quotes. Thanks.
One-third of the pollution over Los Angeles on any given day came from China or India.
97% of whores value chastity as a virtue....same percentage, just a different type of whore!
Ha! That’s a classic definition.
Did you mean to include a link?
1991 to 2011??
What’s the percentage in the past 5 years, I wonder?
96.375 Percent of statistics are made up.
Riddle: "How many scientists with hard evidence contradicting AGW would it require to outweigh this consensus?"
If it’s real. Why do you have to keep asserting that it is real. You sound as confident as evolutionists.
These are not rocket scientists!!
97%?? Really?? Who did they poll...LIBERALS?
Reading from the article:
66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW,
32.6% endorsed AGW,
0.7% rejected AGW and
0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming
It’s a consensus alright: 32.6% endorse AGW.
The inverse of Shakespeare: “Thou doth protesteth too much.”
Government funds research showing a need for more government.
Researchers produce results showing a need for more government funding.
All you need to know about the circle jerk that passes for public-funded science.
LOL! I needed that...
Drum roll... Bush's fault!
The climate of the earth has not changed in over 16 years! I had heard this from several entities, so I thought I would just document it here. Since one cannot rely on US MSM I went to the UK. Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released—chart-prove-it.html (Just don’t rely on Brit Scientists who favor Global Warming, their emails were used to conspire in favor of GW.
BTW “Climate Change” is an alteration of Global Warming, so Al (The Idiot and College Crap out and C Science Student) GORE could keep his unearned Nobel prize and money. He loves money. Ask the saffron robed MONKS ... and Jan 02, 2013 · Al Jazeera announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore (another payoff?) ... and there was the 2006 masseuse who claimed Al wanted a “Happy Ending” but he didn’t get paid off (LOL).
Why Climate Change? So we can pay an unwarranted carbon tax to the UN for distribution to third world countries who render more pollution than the US which has reduced its emissions. Uncle Sucker to the rescue.