Great WUWT moments in 97% 'beliefs'
Anthony Watts and his followers are up in arms. They deny science and won't accept the consensus. Cook et al (2013) found 97% scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming.
It's got to Anthony so much that he's telling outright lies. Now he's put up a 'funny' asking his readers to add to his list of 97%. He's called his article: Friday Funny – great moments in 97% beliefs
My contribution to WUWT's "great (ahem) moments"
Here's my contribution, taken from Anthony's own website. At the time he was protesting another piece of research: 'An anatomy of the motivated rejection of science'. He took a poll of his readers, with twofold ironic symmetry.
Cook et al (2013) found that of 4,014 scientific abstracts that took a position on the cause of global warming, 3,896 papers or 97.1% attribute global warming to humans, 78 or 1.9% disputed that and 40 or 1.0% indicated the cause was 'uncertain'. It turned out that the 97.1% represented 98.4 % of authors of those scientific papers who, based on the irrefutable evidence, attribute global warming to human activity.
Remember those numbers: 97.1% and 98.4%.
Now look at the results of Anthony's poll from a snapshot I took at the time:
Another 97% - how WUWT is upside down and back to front
- 98.4% experts find humans are causing global warming
- 98.4% Wattsonians reject human-induced global warming