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The 97% ‘Consensus’ And Its Critics

August 9, 2014
By Andrew Montford

Reports that 97% of scientific papers support a consensus that humans are causing potentially catastrophic global warming are based on a flawed paper by John Cook, et.al.

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Reports that 97% of scientific papers support a consensus that humans are causing potentially catastrophic global warming are based on a flawed paper by John Cook, et.al. Cook’s methodology and study shows shows only a consensus on two points both of which climate skeptics largely accept: that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas, and that human activities have had some effect on the climate. Not only are these findings trivial, and the claim of a consensus misleading.

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