Tony Aardvark. Debunking commonly held myths

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    [ Only 77 climate scientists of 10,257 who were surveyed replied, so how can the conclusion that there is a 97% consensus be accurately or ethically made? ]

    False Numbers Used to Calculate 97% of Climate Scientists Are in Agreement About the Cause of Global Warming

    The upcoming UN Climate Religion Synod (COP17) in Durban is only ten weeks away. In spite of a nearly universal consensus that climate change or global warming talks will slide down the slippery slope, the mindless church of climatology believers of the are still shouting from the rooftops, pumping out stories that only those with power and money to gain believe.

    As one may expect, the propagandists at the Guardian are claiming that most of the world is irrational in regards to climate change, an uninspired effort to spin the facts surrounding the massive decline in belief in climate religion and other stories that warn of the world approaching climate Armageddon.

    Underpinning all of the tall tales is the well-worn claim, “More than 97% of active climate scientists are in consensus: The small number of climate scientists actually supporting the Al Gore/IPCC claims of catastrophic global warming and the actual AGW ‘predictions’ has always been a major embarrassment. As a result, the left/liberal/greens have been forced to fabricate bogus support that can’t stand up to any form of scrutiny.”

    First, it was the claim that 2,500 IPCC-related scientists agreed with the 2007 IPCC report. Soon after, it was discovered that the actual number of scientists who actually agreed with the content of the report totalled 25, not 2,500.

    Next, when the 2,500 shrunk to 25, a few University of Illinois research specialists conjured up a two-minute anonymous survey online that they hoped would deliver big statistics to use in support of the claim. They invited 10,257 earth scientists, but only 77 chose to answer the online survey (yes, only 77). Seventy-five of those “climate scientists” agreed with the survey’s two questions (yes, there were only two questions).

    Voila! The infamous and widely publicized “97%” of climate scientists (75 divided by 77) who thought climate change should be attributed significantly to human activity turned out to be a misrepresented numerical joke.

    On a side note, in order to assure an initial high survey percentage, the two researchers did not ask major segments of the scientific world to participate. Those would be the segments that were known to be critical of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory. This included solar scientists, space scientists, cosmologists, physicists, meteorologists and astronomers.

    As Al Gore prepares for Goregasm day on September 14th, you can bet that the well-worn claim of consensus being preached again and again and again.

    London will be a city where a Scottish warming alarmist will tell scary stories of the CO2 wolf, as it says on climate reality web site for London:

    “London has been called “the world in one city,” and with the summer 2012 Olympic Games, that has never been truer.”

    We can’t really fault climate reality for that one, as the London Olympics has abandoned its carbon off-setting pledge, much like the rest of the world.

    The latest article in the Grauniad Cif America, “Hurricanes, floods and wildfires – but Washington won’t talk global warming,” blames all manner of weather events on manmade climate change and supports the whole pile of argument with the inaccurate claim of consensus.

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