Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.
The survey results show geoscientists (also known as earth scientists) and engineers hold similar views as meteorologists. Two recent surveys of meteorologists (summarized here and here) revealed similar skepticism of alarmist global warming claims.
That's about it. The Earth is warming. Who could deny that? It would be warming even with no humans since the Little Ice Age has ended perhaps a couple centuries ago.
And while people no doubt contribute to warming factors, there is not enough evidence that our impact is decisive. If it is, why the 19-year-long "pause" we are experiencing in global temperatures (per satellite data) despite more of our CO2 contributions in that time?
And why have the models missed all of this? Remember, models are not actual real world data.
Further, who says this will be bad even if temperatures rise a bit more?
And even if we are responsible for the rise and even if it will be bad for us, who on Earth says that the socialistic, liberty- and economy-killing policies that global warmers advocate would be the proper answer?
This has long been my stand on the issue. I deeply resent those global warmers who try to act so superior as if only they are capable of weighing the evidence. Science? More like faith-based, I say.
Of course, I've long read that the actual scientists are way more cautious on drawing conclusions than the Warminista activists who write the reports that the media relies on.
You do know that the 97% (or 98%) pro-warming consensus claim is pure BS, right? No matter how much you chant it, that claim just isn't true.
Oh, and the best part? The study seems to have been done by global warming alarmists. That's gonna leave a mark.
Life is truly good. Happy new year!