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How The MSM Report John Cook’s Fraudulent Survey

May 30, 2013

By Paul Homewood





We have read much about John Cook’s survey claiming that there is a  “97% consensus on AGW”, and how, essentially, it is a pack of lies.

WUWT and Marcel Crok give a pretty good analysis of just how misleading Cook’s claims are.

But, of course, Cook was never interested in doing good science, he was simply interested in using the survey as a propaganda tool.

Unfortunately, he seems to have been successful, at least as far as the Daily Mail is concerned.

Having reported about Tim Yeo’s apparent change of heart that maybe climate change might just be natural, they qualify it be saying:-


Mr Yeo’s scepticism puts him at odds with the scientific community. A recent survey of 12,000 academic papers on climate change found 97 per cent agree that human activities are causing the planet to warm.


Just to recap, as Marcel Crok points out, only 65 out of the 12271 papers are classified as Mentioning that human activity is a dominant influence or has caused most of recent climate change (>50%).”

Most journalists these days are too lazy and babyish to check the facts that they print, and the author of this piece, Daniel Martin, is no exception. This is what conmen like Cook rely on.

Thank heaven for the internet.

  1. Streetcred permalink
    May 31, 2013 7:08 am

    Drove past Cook’s place of employment today on the way to the golf club … had this strong urge to go in there and ream him another a/h … golf was more important though !

  2. Bill Irvine permalink
    May 31, 2013 7:45 am

    Cook and Crok are strangely appropriate names.

  3. Paul Matthews permalink
    May 31, 2013 2:45 pm

    “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” (Churchill).

    You say ‘Thank heaven for the internet’ but it’s a 2-edged sword – it just allows the lie to get round the world faster.

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