Conclusive Study: Most Scientists Have Serious Doubts About The Claimed Extent Of Man-Made Global Warming

Reader Aetheress left a comment, which I’ve upgraded to a post. Here it is:

Post by Aetheress:

I’ll try to keep this short –

While all of the following scientists believe the globe is warming, the vast majority of them do NOT believe in the theory of “Anthropegenic” GW.

Survey: “Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis” 02-13-2013


‘We find that virtually all respondents (99.4%) agree that the climate is changing. However, there is considerable disagreement as to cause, consequences, and lines of action (as outlined in Figure 2). On this basis, we find five different frames, each of them summarized in Table 3. Eight percent of respondents did not provide enough information regarding their framing of climate change to be categorized.’

‘The largest group of APEGA respondents (36%) draws on a frame that we label ‘comply with Kyoto’. In their diagnostic framing, they express the strong belief that climate change is happening, that it is not a normal cycle of nature, and humans are the main or central cause.’

‘The second largest group (24%) express a ‘nature is overwhelming’ frame. In their diagnostic framing, they believe that changes to the climate are natural, normal cycles of the Earth. Their focus is on the past: ‘If you think about it, global warming is what brought us out of the Ice Age.’ Humans are too insignificant to have an impact on nature.’

”Fatalists’, a surprisingly large group (17%), diagnose climate change as both human- and naturally caused. ‘Fatalists’ consider climate change to be a smaller public risk with little impact on their personal life. They are sceptical that the scientific debate is settled regarding the IPCC modeling: ‘The number of variables and their interrelationships are almost unlimited – if anyone thinks they have all the answers, they have failed to ask all of the questions.’’

‘Ten percent of respondents draw on an ‘economic responsibility’ frame. They diagnose climate change as being natural or human caused. More than any other group, they underscore that the ‘real’ cause of climate change is unknown as nature is forever changing and uncontrollable.’

‘The last group (5%) expresses a frame we call ‘regulation activists’. This frame has the smallest number of adherents, expresses the most paradoxical framing, and yet is more agentic than ‘comply with Kyoto’. Advocates of this frame diagnose climate change as being both human and naturally caused, posing a moderate public risk, with only slight impact on their personal life.’

99.4% say that the climate is changing. No ‘climate change’ deniers here. NONE.


2010 ‘Only one in four American Meteorological Society broadcast meteorologists agrees with United Nations’ claims that humans are primarily responsible for recent global warming, a survey published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society reports. The survey results contradict the oft-repeated assertion that a consensus of scientists believes humans are causing a global warming crisis.’

‘The survey was conducted by the congressionally funded National Environmental Education Foundation and vetted by an advisory board of climate experts from groups such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, and Pew Center for Global Climate Change.’

‘Joe D’Aleo, executive director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project and first director of meteorology at the Weather Channel, is not surprised by the survey results.’

‘AMS has tried very hard to brainwash broadcast meteorologists by forcing them to attend conferences and teleconferences with one-sided presentations where global warming evangelism is preached,’ D’Aleo said. ‘Broadcasters send me notifications they get from AMS telling them they must attend these conferences where only the alarmist point of view is preached. This survey shows that broadcast meteorologists are not swayed by these one-sided presentations.’

Now in 2013- ‘In an AMS survey, where all respondents are AMS meteorologists, a majority have Ph.D.s and fully 80% have a Ph.D. or Masters Degree, position statements by organizational bureaucracies carry little scientific weight.’ preliminary-findings-february

‘According to American Meteorological Society (AMS) data, 89% of AMS meteorologists believe global warming is happening, but only a minority (30%) is very worried about global warming.’

‘This sharp contrast between the large majority of meteorologists who believe global warming is happening and the modest minority who are nevertheless very worried about it is consistent with other scientist surveys. This contrast exposes global warming alarmists who assert that 97% of the world’s scientists agree humans are causing a global warming crisis simply because these scientists believe global warming is occurring. However, as this and other scientist surveys show, believing that some warming is occurring is not the same as believing humans are causing a worrisome crisis.’

‘Other questions solidified the meteorologists’ skepticism about humans creating a global warming crisis. For example, among those meteorologists who believe global warming is happening, only a modest majority (59%) believe humans are the primary cause. More importantly, only 38% of respondents who believe global warming is occurring say it will be very harmful during the next 100 years.’ ”


7 responses to “Conclusive Study: Most Scientists Have Serious Doubts About The Claimed Extent Of Man-Made Global Warming”

  1. lemiere jacques


  2. Ed Caryl

    I can’t wait for JC Smith’s comment…

    1. DirkH

      Usually this would be time for the fallback to the standard Malthusian position – even if CO2AGW is a lie, we would be doing the right thing by stopping to use resources. (Which ignores the fact that market forces over time would force that anyway, and that the Malthusian agenda is just trying to do something better than the market via central planning, which has never worked in human history)

  3. Mr. Africa

    So the first thing I imagine the alarmists will do is try and undermine this study by pointing out what percentage of the respondents were engineers. Anyone know? While I actually have great respect for engineers and find it telling that many (most?) don’t seem to put much stock in global warming, I know that the Alarmists hand wave them as not credible. I would be curious what the numbers to this study would show if we backed the engineers out of it.

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  5. Doug Cotton

    Those who still cling to a watered-down version of a radiative greenhouse effect (that is, a GHE with less sensitivity) are not sceptical of the false paradigm promulgated about the assumed effect of back radiation and the supposed non-existence of any gravity-induced thermal gradient.

    Solid proof of the lack of any radiative greenhouse effect is in this ground-breaking paperwhich explains planetary surface, atmosphere, crust, mantle and core temperatures on the six Solar System planets, including Earth, which have significant atmospheres.

  6. Doug Cotton

    Most engineers have a better understanding of the physics of radiation and heat transfer. But if you want an accurate explanation of planetary core and surface temperatures, ask a physicist – or read it here.

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