Posted 7 April 2015
We are constatntly bombarded by politicans with claims that 97% of the world climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for dangerous global warming. In this post on his blogsite, Richard Tol explains why the claim doesn't stand up. "The 97% refers to the number of papers rather than the number of scientists. The alleged consensus is about any human role in climate change, rather than a dominant role, and it is about climate change rather that the dangers it might pose.....Climate science is far from settled. Witness the dozens of alternative explanations of the current, 18 year long pause in warming of the surface atmosphere."
Read it here