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January 14, 2014 / needhamgrassroots

About That Global Warming Consensus

“The science is not yet in.”

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

consensus

The consensus is only getting more consensussy.  You need some really good graphic software to make a sliver of pie that small. (click to embiggen)

Scientific American:

I just want to highlight this illuminating infographic by James Powell in which, based on more than 2000 peer-reviewed publications, he counts the number of authors from November, 2012 to December, 2013 who explicitly deny global warming (that is, who propose a fundamentally different reason for temperature rise than anthropogenic CO2). The number is exactly one. In addition Powell also has helpful links to the abstracts and main text bodies of the relevant papers.

It’s worth noting how many authors agree with the basic fact of global warming – more than nine thousand. And that’s just in a single year. Now I understand as well as anyone else that consensus does not imply truth but I find it odd how there…

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