Climate change and changing views!

Not only is there a think tank that has requested the resident of the Academy Awards to take back the Oscar given to Al Gore for his film ‘An Inconvenient Truth… but there are less than half of published scientists that endorse the current global warming theory! There is a global change happening alright, a change in views over what is actually happening to the planet!

Of 528 total papers on climate change, only 38 (7%) gave an explicit endorsement of the consensus. If one considers “implicit” endorsement (accepting the consensus without explicit statement), the figure rises to 45%. However, while only 32 papers (6%) reject the consensus outright, the largest category (48%) are neutral papers, refusing to either accept or reject the hypothesis. This is no “consensus.”

The figures are even more shocking when one remembers the watered-down definition of consensus here. Not only does it not require supporting that man is the “primary” cause of warming, but it doesn’t require any belief or support for “catastrophic” global warming. In fact of all papers published in this period (2004 to February 2007), only a single one makes any reference to climate change leading to catastrophic results.

These changing viewpoints represent the advances in climate science over the past decade. While today we are even more certain the earth is warming, we are less certain about the root causes. More importantly, research has shown us that — whatever the cause may be — the amount of warming is unlikely to cause any great calamity for mankind or the planet itself.

Schulte’s survey contradicts the United Nation IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007), which gave a figure of “90% likely” man was having an impact on world temperatures. But does the IPCC represent a consensus view of world scientists? Despite media claims of “thousands of scientists” involved in the report, the actual text is written by a much smaller number of “lead authors.” The introductory “Summary for Policymakers” — the only portion usually quoted in the media — is written not by scientists at all, but by politicians, and approved, word-by-word, by political representatives from member nations.

By contrast, the ISI Web of Science database covers 8,700 journals and publications, including every leading scientific journal in the world. @ Daily Tech by Michael Asher

Other articles that have challenged the current theory of Global Warming are…

The jury is still out it seems.

One thought on “Climate change and changing views!

  1. This is all a media hype about the climate change as Mr Rudd and Mr Howard say they will fix it. No,God is still in charge ,He warned the people back in Noah’s day that a flood would come to destroy the evil ,which left only 8 people to repopulate the Earth.
    The weird,wild unusual weather at present is from a God of love as a warning. He is about to do it all over again. No PM or man can change the weather, no matter how rich they are. They laughed at Noah but who won? But God! Read Matthew ch 24


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