Thursday, August 30, 2007

No consensus on Global Warming

DailyTech reported Of 528 total papers on climate change, only 38 (7%) gave an explicit endorsement of the consensus. If one considers "implicit" endorsement (accepting the consensus without explicit statement), the figure rises to 45%. However, while only 32 papers (6%) reject the consensus outright, the largest category (48%) are neutral papers, refusing to either accept or reject the hypothesis. This is no "consensus."
Only the people wanting to use it as an excuse to make us do or not do something pretend there is a consensus
The figures are even more shocking when one remembers the watered-down definition of consensus here. Not only does it not require supporting that man is the "primary" cause of warming, but it doesn't require any belief or support for "catastrophic" global warming. In fact of all papers published in this period (2004 to February 2007), only a single one makes any reference to climate change leading to catastrophic results.
And that one was probably written by Al Gore
Michael van der Galien blogged I have to say that I would like to read more researches like this (it is a bit premature to draw conclusions on just one research), but if this confirmed by other scientists / researchers, we should stop talking about the global warming consensus immediately, or we should at least nuance that statement a bit. It seems to me that certain factions have hijacked the global warming debate, and have run away with it and have used it for their own political benefit.

AJStrata blogged Now we know - the support for the idea the warming of the Earth is man made has been dropping off as more and more is known about the phenomena. Wake up Al and pay attention. Your position is LOSING ground.

McQ blogged I think that's a fair assessment and certainly one that reflects my thinking on the subject . But it goes directly against what has become both a political movement and a quasi-religion for some. And I assume they'll continue to work ceaselessly and tirelessly to effect expensive and economy killing changes in the name of their movement. We all need to calm down, cool down (no pun intended) and quit playing politics with something as important as this issue.

Noel Sheppard blogged If we had an honest media, this would be a huge part of today's reports. Unfortunately, it is quite likely that only conservative blogs, Fox News, and the Drudge Report will view this survey as being in any way newsworthy. What a disgrace.


The British Bird. said...

Ohhh what a good blog! I have linked it to mine if you do not mind.

Im mindful of "Posts From Helms Deep" and his blood pressure though, he had to be calmed down a bit yesterday...
(bloody anti war protestor from New Zealand.)

Poptech said...

NO 'Consensus' on "Man-Made" Global Warming