Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

“Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all.”

“Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.”

Read more at Forbes.com.

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6 responses to “Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

  1. I think Chris Morano has been reporting a survey like this for months.
    Consensus among people with knowledge of a subject is a strong reason to support their opinion. It’s not a definitive reason by any means. In the case of climate science, there probably are few areas of consensus among the knowledgable scientists. Even the consensus of actual warming has come under question.

    • “Even the consensus of actual warming has come under question.”

      Most likely because with increasing refinement of instrumental temperature measurement technology (the ARGO buoys, sensors on earth-orbiting satellite platforms, high atmospheric measurement systems, the SurfaceStations project to refine appreciation of previously unconsidered artifact in thermometric records, etc.) it’s become more and more evident that “actual warming” at any remotely “catastrophic” rate since about 1850 simply hasn’t been happening.

      Seems to be nothing more than a slow (perhaps 0.17 degrees Celsius per decade?) rebound in global temperatures in a very gradual process from the end of the Little Ice Age, and looking in no way to achieve the temperatures prevailing during the Medieval Warm Climate Optimum at any time in the next century.

      More’s the pity.

      • Howdy T78
        Not to mention (which means I will) all the “adjustments” of temperature records that tend to reduce earlier measurements and increase later ones…I’m doubtful that we have the skill to reliably measure 0.17C per decade and I doubt the honesty of some of the measurers.

        • “I’m doubtful that we have the skill to reliably measure 0.17C per decade…”

          Not “skill” but limits of accuracy, in aggregated consideration of reported instrumental readings and extrapolation thereupon.

          Works out to a “smoothed” rate of about 1.7 degrees Celsius rise per century since thermometric (instrumental) measurements began being made circa 1850.

          Not exactly a global climate catastrophe at all.

          But tell that to the alarmists, who’ve got their fingers in their ears and keep screeching “Nurmee-Nurmee-Nurmee-I-can’t-hear-you!” every time they hear anything contrary to their idiot fantasies.

  2. A peer-reviewed survey of . . . peers? Isn’t the survey a peer review?

  3. Gamecock’s comments are invariably insightful – and often hilarious!

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