Thursday, August 30, 2007

This is no "consensus."

I haven't' written on Global Warming for a while out of boredom with the topic and because I've been dwelling more on the next big thing, universal health care. However, this article, which I noticed on Drudge today, caught my interest because it supports what I have believed all along. The data is flawed as it the the continued assertion on the part of Man Made Global Warming enthusiasts that there is an irrefutable scientific consensus.

The Man Made Global Warming movement is not about science, its a liberal political movement.

...from the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:

...a July 2007 review of 539 abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals from 2004 through 2007 that found that climate science continues to shift toward the views of global warming skeptics.

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."

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.

While today we are even more certain the earth is warming, we are less certain about the root causes. More importantly, research has shown us that -- whatever the cause may be -- the amount of warming is unlikely to cause any great calamity for mankind or the planet itself.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

It's remarkable, and delightful, that even billions of dollars of funding to "prove" this (I read $50 billion somewhere as a worldwide figure) hasn't managed to generate such a consensus. We may have some hope of sentient life in global warming laboratories after all.