Just when we thought the science was settled, Roy Spencer and Joseph Bast debunked the climate change myth that 97% of all scientists believe in man made global warming. Their Wall Street Journal article exposed the facts surrounding the so called surveys that proposed, nay declared, a bogus 97% consensus among the climate cognoscenti of the world.
The pair poked holes in the publicly held fiction that man is making the world heat up. They described how the myth grew from misinformation. They evidenced how so called “surveys” of scientists were skewed and conducted by people determined to get a predetermined outcome.
- The surveys were structured to frame questions so indistinctly that everyone could agree to the conclusions.
- Agenda-driven amateurs were hired to sift through scientific papers and determine authors’ leanings from abstracts that said nothing about those leanings.
- Key word searches were conducted that guaranteed delivery of the desired results.
- Mainstream media spread the misinformation as a repeatable mantra, which politicians with their own agendas — Obama and Kerry, for example — picked up and mythologized for government gain.
Bona fide surveys conducted by more independent bodies such as the American Meteorological Society show that only a minority believe that global warming is dangerous or caused by humans. But, such surveys seldom receive public dissemination or media attention, as the MSM is heavily invested in hyping the climate change narrative.
As for the science, scientific discovery bases itself on theory that is verified or falsified by experimental data. If the data don’t match reality, the theory is thrown out and others postulated, experimented upon, and compared to what actually happens. Never do real scientists make scientific discoveries by popular opinion, by poll-taking, or by agreement among peers, scientific or otherwise.
The seeming 97% agreement of scientists expounding the “fact” of global warming bases itself on agenda-driven experts invested in keeping the concept alive. Their findings report misinformation, skewed interpretation, cherry-picked data, expressions of agreement taken out of context, and false predictions.
Do all scientists really do things like this? No, only the ones interested in keeping their positions of distinction in academia, government, federal agencies, crony capitalist enterprises, and high scientific advisorships. All lose their livelihoods the moment global warming is exposed as the myth that it is.