Okay, so I exaggerated, but not by much. The latest massive B.S. broadside by the neo-Bolsheviks is that a full 97% of climate scientists believe in man made global warming. For example, here is the Washington Post's claim:
97 percent of scientific studies agree on manmade global warming, so what now? A new study confirms there is strong scientific consensus that human activities are causing the planet to warm. 97 percent of scientific papers (that take a stance on the issue) agree, the study finds.However, the Post's statement above is total B.S. The survey, taken by a biased warmist website, consisted of a question allegedly put to approximately 12,000 climate scientists who had written scientific papers on the subject. James M. Taylor, managing editor of Environment & Climate News, writes:
As is the case with other ‘surveys’ alleging an overwhelming scientific consensus on global warming, the question surveyed did not address the issues of contention between global warming alarmists and skeptics. The question Cook and his colleagues surveyed was simply whether humans have caused some global warming. Most skeptics, like most alarmists, believe humans have caused some global warming. The issue dividing the two is whether humans are causing a global warming crisis demanding concerted action.In other words, the study misclassified as warming-alarmists those who believe man's contribution to global warming, though real, is negligible and nothing to worry about.
Cook and colleagues further skewed the results of the study by falsely classifying skeptic papers as "taking no position" on AGW. For example:
Morner, a sea level scientist, told Popular Technology Cook classifying one of his papers as “no position” was “Certainly not correct and certainly misleading. The paper is strongly against AGW [anthropogenic global warming], and documents its absence in the sea level observational facts. Also, it invalidates the mode of sea level handling by the IPCC.”With such biased polling and classifying, it is no wonder that the Cook survey concluded that "97% of climate scientists believe that humans are causing global warming," a ridiculous, unsupported conclusion indeed.