The Responsible Survivialist

Scientists Against Global Warming
December 3, 2009, 5:21 pm
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Combine that line of thought with the fact that many, many scientists are NOT on board with AGW and are working to find other answers. Here’s a link to take a look at (with the ever present grain of salt): … al_warming

That’s what 42 people? That’s many, many scientists? And not more than a third even in climatology. Ohhh that convinces me alright.

Try this one instead: … 84&tstamp=

“The anonymous poll was performed in late 2008 by Peter Doran, University of Illinois at Chicago associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, along with former graduate student Maggie Kendall Zimmerman. Doran and Kendall Zimmerman sought the opinion of the most complete list of earth scientists they could find, contacting more than 10,200 experts at universities and government labs around the world listed in the 2007 edition of the American Geological Institute’s Directory of Geoscience Departments. The 2-minute, two-question poll had 3146 responses (30.7% of those polled). Approximately 90% of the scientists who responded were from the U.S., and about 90% held a Ph.D. degree.


Question #1 was, When compared with pre-1800s levels, do you think that mean global temperatures have generally risen, fallen, or remained relatively constant?” About 90% of all the scientists and 97% of the climate scientists said temperatures had risen. Question #2 was, “Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?” About 82% of all the scientists agreed, and 97% (75 of 77) climate scientists agreed.”

You might read these too: … dy-revkin/ … s-47011101

That last link talks about the list so many AGW deniers like to quote as “many scientist don’t agree.” At least Sen. James M. Inhofe has 413 prominent people on his list. Of course what do you or I consider “prominent” might not be what the good Senator thinks. Consider of those 413:
84 have either taken money from, or are connected to, fossil fuel industries, or think tanks started by those industries. (no conflict there)
49 are retired (not to say they’re not smart, just they aren’t still in the loop.)
44 are television weathermen (ok, what you need like a 2 year certificate to be a weatherman?)
20 are economists (WTF? Accountants are against global warming?)
70 have no apparent expertise in climate science (guess I’ll just ask my grandmother, she’d prominent!)

And several supposed skeptics have publicly stated that they are very concerned about global warming, and support efforts to address it. One claims he was duped into signing the list and regrets it. IIRC 15+ people contacted stated they did not know they were on the list and asked Inhofe to remove them after they became aware of it. Let’s just pad the list a bit with who ever we can find.


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