The ESA’s Dr. Stephen Briggs has published 70+ papers — and still doesn’t know what science is all about.
Briggs writes in the Financial Times:
A second point concerns the use of the word “sceptic”. So-called climate sceptics are in fact climate deniers. Sceptics, among whom are by definition scientists since the scientific method has relied for more than 2,000 years on scepticism, require evidence for testing of a hypothesis but accept it when reasonably proven. The article points out that some 98.4 per cent of published scientific articles lie on one side of the climate debate and 1.2 per cent on the other. This is a much more complete agreement among the scientific community than on almost any other topic. One does not believe in climate change as an act of faith – it is not a religious experience – but one examines the evidence. The facts are demonstrated; those who wish to ignore them are not climate change sceptics, they are climate change deniers.
Science is about the data say — not the consensus.