Saturday, 22 May 2010

Climate Change Has No Scientific Consensus

Oreskes reviewed 928 abstracts from peer-reviewed research papers and determined that more than 75 per cent of scientists either explicitly or implicitly accept that Earth’s climate is being affected by human activities. Thus the ‘scientific consensus’ claim was born.

However, according to a peer-reviewed analysis of Oreskes by Dr. Benny Peiser, a world-renowned expert on ‘neo-catastrophism,’ it appears the claims by Oreskes are false. Dr. Peiser uncovered from the 928 abstracts that; “just over a dozen explicitly endorse the ‘consensus’ while the vast majority of abstracts do not mention anthropogenic global warming.” Moreover, the term ‘catastrophic warming’ appears nowhere in any of the papers.

I am not against clean technology, but I am FOR truth in science. At the moment we have a situation with corrupted data from the CRU and NASA being used to back people's false premises that we are in a period of significant warming. The Earth's temperature fluctuates. It was hotter during the medieval warming period and now global temps appear to be in decline.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2010.]

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