Saturday, January 06, 2007

Worldwide Consensus on Climate Change



Looking at the chart above, the worldwide consensus on climate change appears to be 90% for laymen. And the scientific consensus among those actually working in the field appears to be about as uniform on this topic as it is on the dangers of tobacco. (Likely of no small coincidence) Unfortunately the policy of our current administration is still "deny, suppress, and do nothing".

Source:
World Public Opinion.org 30-Country Poll Finds Worldwide Consensus that Climate Change is a Serious Problem, Saturday January 06th, 2007

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’m not quite sure I understand your point: In consensus about what specifically? The globe is warming? The warming globe is anthropogenic?

While it’s true that the scientific communities of 18 countries are in consensus that the state of global warming is anthropogenic, it’s also true that these communities have members that believe the contrary. There is consensus among the scientific communities, but not necessarily of every member scientist.

Likewise, while many believe the globe is warming, not all believe it’s anthropogenic.

Perhaps I put too strong an emphasis on the language one uses, but when one uses language to convey logical science, I think the emphasis is well placed.

J. S. - (Wacki) said...

Likewise, while many believe the globe is warming, not all believe it’s anthropogenic.

While you are technically right "all" is too strong of a word. However, feel free to try and find 10 peer review journals from 1993-2006 that disagree with the consensus on climate change. Many have tried and all have have failed.

Anonymous said...

“All” is a strong word unless “not” is in front of it. I said "not all" - meaning some.

You haven’t clarified your point. Consensus in what?

J. S. - (Wacki) said...

You haven’t clarified your point. Consensus in what?

The consensus of climate change. The debate went from "whether" to "how much" a long time ago. One could argue that the consensus is basically outlined in the National Academy of Sciences joint statement.

Anonymous said...

One can argue many things but it's a bit harder to get around the scientific method. Consensus is meaningless in science - total and absolute, or otherwise. Consensus is antithetical to science.

Yes, there is consensus about "climate change" as you so articulately describe. Brilliant deduction: The climate changes, the globe is getting warmer, and Al Gore is the new high priest of the new secular religion of Global Warming. So what?

You can’t go from “The globe is warming.” to “There is an increase in greenhouse gasses.” to “Let’s jeopardize our economy to limit GHG emission.”.

Find “…articles that disagree with the consensus on climate change.” Why? That’s not science. That’s politics. Given the age of the Earth and the Sun, of what magnitude is the CO2 dataset on which current hypotheses are based?

How about conducting some honest science, instead of pushing your religio-science.

You people are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.

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