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The Myth of the 98 Percent

October 1, 2012

Do 98 percent of climate scientists really believe in man‐made global warming?

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Do 98 percent of climate scientists really believe in man‐made global warming? A little research reveals that the often‐cited figure is a confused and erroneous reference to two different studies that both fail to prove what those who cite them believe or allege.

Author
Joseph Bast is a Director and Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy.
jbast@heartland.org @JosephLBast

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