The Bogus "Consensus" Argument on Climate Change

Posted by Pecuniology 2 years, 7 months ago to Science
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"Back in 2014, David Friedman worked through the original paper that kicked off the '97% consensus' talking point. What the original authors, Cook et al., actually found in their 2013 paper was that 97.1% of the relevant articles agreed that humans contribute to global warming. But notice that that is not at all the same thing as saying that humans are the main contributors to observed global warming (since the Industrial Revolution)."

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  • Posted by $ WilliamShipley 2 years, 7 months ago
    Worse than that. They started by screening articles for phrases that included warming, climate change, etc.

    Then they looked at the summary and tried to determine if the paper expressed an opinion on whether or not humans caused climate change.

    66% expressed no opinion, so they threw them out.

    34% expressed and opinion and 97.1% of THEM said humans had an effect.
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