Woe is NASA… claims multiple studies show climate ‘consensus’ is 97% or more

Is this science?

I was reading this nutty op-ed from tire executives who claimed:

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Sure enough, NASA does make such a claim here:

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Putting aside the debunking of the 97% consensus claim (here, for example),


to claim that there is a consensus figure (whatever it might be on any topic) is to presume that consensus figures are universal constants, which is nonsensical in the context of science.

4 thoughts on “Woe is NASA… claims multiple studies show climate ‘consensus’ is 97% or more”

  1. Humans contribute about 3.5% of CO2 (Mother Nature all the rest). CO2 is about 3.5% of the so-called greenhouse gases (aka the Satanic Gases). So even if you wiped out all of mankind it would not be noticed by the planet.

  2. ————————-
    “Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.” – Michael Crichton

    “There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.” – Michael Crichton

  3. Any true scientist knows that consensus is irrelevant. How can NASA trash its own reputation so badly with this blatant falsehood.

  4. The problem is that the Alarmists have been able to take the term “Global Warming” and turn it into meaning “Global Warming caused by CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels” . Everyone who understands anything abut Science will agree there has been Global Warming since 1979, that CO2 is a Greenhouse Gas, and that CO2 has caused some of the warming that has occurred since 1979. That is your 97%.

    John Cook did a marvelous job of ignoring data he didn’t want and then selecting data he liked, but which didn’t really say what he wanted, and then drawing a conclusion that it all said what he wanted it to. And a huge number of people bought into it. It was bad science, bad statistics, and bad surveying, along with a poorly drawn conclusion. How do we fix this. How about a proper survey of first all Climate Scientists on the IPCC and then everyone with a certain level of credentials that call themselves a Climate Scientist at every University and Climate Research Lab and ask them the two key questions.

    1) Do you believe that CO2 has been the major cause of Global Warming since 1979 and
    2) Do you believe that if CO2 emissions are not dramatically reduced they will cause catastrophic global warming, polar ice cap melting, and sea level rising?

    The results of that survey would tell you whether there was a consensus among all Climate Scientists or not.

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