Tag Archives: 97% consensus

97% vs 99.99%

We’ve just had another consensus paper published. The paper is called Does It Matter if the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming Is 97% or 99.99%? (pre-print here). The lead author is Andy Skuce, who has a nice post about it. … Continue reading

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Consensus enforcers

I’ve been engaging in some discussions over at cliscep (yes, yes, I know). It included Ben Pile, who seems to think that the phrase is play the man, not the ball. Ben’s mantra appears to be that there is a … Continue reading

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Consensus messaging

I haven’t paid much attention to Dan Kahan’s work, but recently noticed a post on his blog about the *public consensus* on what climate scientists think about human-caused global warming. The basic premise seems to be that although your political … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley: Lukewarmer

Matt Ridley has a quite remarkable article in the Times called My life as a Lukewarmer (extensive exerts here). I’ve written about Lukewarmers before, but I had not realised – until I read Matt Ridley’s article – how difficult things … Continue reading

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Watt about Monckton and the 97%?

I must admit that the continual attack on the Cook et al. (2013) Consensus paper is all getting a little tedious. I would have thought that people might have moved on by now. Maybe one could aim the same criticism … Continue reading

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Watt about the 97% consensus, again?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) has another post about John Cook’s consensus paper. I must admit that I find this all a little odd. In my experience, if people think a paper is ridiculously wrong, they typically just ignore it. … Continue reading

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Richard Tol and the 97% consensus

I said in my earlier post that I might write about Richard Tol’s publicly stated views on John Cook’s 97% consensus paper. Since then, however, I’ve had a rather frustrating Twitter discussion with Richard Tol that, sadly, ended quite sourly … Continue reading

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