The climate change conspiracy

A friend just posted this on FB.  Spot on.

Plot Idea: 97% of the world’s scientists contrive an environmental crisis, but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires and oil companies.

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Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

5 Responses to The climate change conspiracy

  1. rgbact says:

    97%? Didn’t you post it getting lowered to 87% a few weeks ago? I knew the alarmists wouldn’t quit that 97%.

    • Steve Greene says:

      I actually noticed that, but didn’t want to change the quote. Simply change the quote to “world’s climate scientists” and it is entirely accurate. Close enough for FB and the point stands.

    • Mike says:

      “Some figures might raise questions at first glance. For example, the finding that 87 percent of scientists agree that humans are largely responsible for climate change (only half of the general public think so) may initially appear as if evidence that the scientific consensus on climate change, which has been supported by 97 percent of scientists, is not as strong as it once was.

      However, the Pew study asked this question of scientists from multiple disciplines, whereas the 97 percent figure is among climate scientists.”

      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/study-reveals-wide-opinion-differences-scientists-general-public/

      • rgbact says:

        Yes, that was what someone said back when I mocked the 87% number. But, its not correct AFAIK. The Cook 97% study is not exclusive to climate scientists. I know there was even one economist included.

      • Mika says:

        Ok, rgbact, you convinced me – climate change is cancelled.

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