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Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

July 13, 2016

By Paul Homewood






The most succinct put down of the 97% fraud, which I have seen yet.



  1. July 13, 2016 3:48 pm

    They agree there’s pots of money on offer if you sign up to the man-made warming delusion.

  2. July 13, 2016 4:04 pm

    Em, no saying “97% say” is simply BS cos it’s the Fallacy of Agument from Authoritiy
    All that counts is the SCIENIFIC ARGUMENT itself
    …NOT who or the numbwer of people make it.

    whether you are talking amount climate, vaccines, killer meteorites ..whatwever

    secondly liberals will quickly dismiss the PragerU source
    #1 It’s not a real uniovwersity
    #2 It’s the nearest thing I ever seen to mythical big oil funding

  3. Malcolm Bell permalink
    July 13, 2016 4:35 pm

    If your funding depends on it and you are so poorly qualified that you cannot get another job then certainly you are going to agree – and 97% of them fall exactly into that category by definition.

  4. Oliver K. Manuel permalink
    July 13, 2016 4:56 pm

    Yes, a good and factually correct analysis.

  5. July 13, 2016 5:14 pm

    This is good, but could be improved. And there is also the other main claim of “multiple lines of evidence.” Here’s my talking points on this.

  6. Dave N permalink
    July 13, 2016 9:03 pm

    Alarmist reactions to this video will be predictable. They’ll start along the lines of: “I’ll bet this guy is in the pay of fossil fuel..”, and: “how are we to believe something that attempts to support the use of evil fossil fuels”, a self-fulfilling prophecy by starting out with a false premise. It’ll be very unlikely that any responses will even examine the actual content, let alone make any attempt to refute.

    Speaking of self-fulfilling: the irony will be that their responses will be cases in point for the video; the double irony being that many will swallow them whole.

  7. tom0mason permalink
    July 14, 2016 1:25 am

    I know someone people who a definitely part of the (at least) 3%
    Willie Soon (et al.)’s latest

    Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
    Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, 2251 Dick George Road, Cave Junction, Oregon 97523 []

    Knickers will be knotted no doubt, especially this from the conclusion…

    Human activities are producing part of the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere. Mankind is moving the carbon in coal, oil, and natural gas from be low ground to the atmosphere, where it is available for conversion into living things. We are living in an increasingly lush environment of plants and animals as a result of this CO2 increase. Our children will therefore enjoy an Earth with far more plant and animal life than that with which we now are blessed.

  8. July 14, 2016 7:27 am

    Reblogged this on ajmarciniak.

  9. July 14, 2016 7:55 am

    I’m waiting for 97% of these scientists to tell us how our modern societies can survive without the enormous benefits of fossil fuels.

    • Tim Hammond permalink
      July 14, 2016 8:30 am

      To be fair to proper scientists, that’s not their job. Their job is science, not how we should respond to what science finds.

      If anything irks me more than bad science, it’s scientists (or other experts such as doctors), using the Authority fallacy to tell us how we should tax things or change our economic and financial systems in response to their findings.

      • AlecM permalink
        July 14, 2016 9:56 am

        Their so-called science is in fact useless because it is based on a bad mistake in 1976 (R D Cess assumed OLR/surface exitance is Earth’s emissivity when emissivity ONLY applies to equal temperature emission).

        This apparently created the ‘Global mean greenhouse flux’ concept; Earth’s surface shining through its atmosphere like a bathroom IR lamp shining through steam, in turning claiming that exitance is a real energy flux.

        The 1976 GISS modelling paper justified this by assuming ‘negative convection’; there ain’t no such physics.

        The GMGF concept would only be the case in a vacuum: Earth’s radiatively active atmosphere is not a vacuum. In reality, there is net zero surface IR emission hence heating of Earth’s atmosphere in all self-absorbed GHG bands (the thermodynamic proof will come later!).

        In short, the GCMs are worse than useless in that they are based on what is tantamount to science fraud, admitted in 2000 by James Hansen ton an AIP interviewer.

  10. AlecM permalink
    July 14, 2016 9:43 am

    I do hope these 97% or whatever the statistic really is, of Climate Alchemists, explain to us lesser mortals why yesterday in Germany there was heavy snow down to 1500 m:

    This weather is extremely rare in July.

  11. emsnews permalink
    July 14, 2016 2:51 pm

    And the worst thing of all is, we ARE in a changing climate cycle system! For the last 2.5 million years, we go from extreme cold with huge glaciers to quite warm and pleasant with the glacial periods all lasting ten times longer than the warming periods.

    This is extremely scary and we are not cautioned about this by our rulers who are simply intent on two things: forcing us to conserve oil so only they get to use it and to impose dicatorships on democracies.

    • AlecM permalink
      July 14, 2016 3:09 pm

      How cynical could you get?

      [Way past you myself…….!]

  12. TonyM permalink
    July 14, 2016 4:22 pm

    Eptstein missed a couple of things in this excellent video:

    1. The Argument from Consensus is itself a logical fallacy. A good discussion of this in in Wikipedia, “Argument Ad Populum”

    2. The original survey that led to the 97% consensus bunk was done by two graduate students at the University Of Illinois in 2009. Art Horn, in an article titled “97% Is Not What You Think”, thoroughly debunked this survey. He showed that the 97% figure ended up being 79 scientists carefully culled from the respondents. That is .0014% of the world’s 5.8 million scientists. The Cook survey was done in 2013. The article is available here:

    Click to access NinteySevenpercentnotwhatyouthink1.28.12.pdf

  13. tom0mason permalink
    July 14, 2016 4:48 pm

    Perhaps it’s that up to 97% of scientists pay and pensions are reliant on them giving at least some lip-service to the politically mandated assertion that AGW is real.

  14. July 16, 2016 2:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  15. July 19, 2016 1:33 am

    Considering Purdue and MIT have concluded that mercury based vaccines are highly coordinated with autism and other debilitating conditions, I think your vaccine parallel weakens your argument. There are many better parallels.

  16. Keitho permalink
    July 19, 2016 9:01 am

    97% of Catholic priests believe in God.

  17. January 27, 2017 4:45 am

    97.1% agree climate change is real

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