Debunking: "The 97% Global Warming Consensus Is A Lie! It's Actually 52%!"

 
 Photos: Dori/Wikimedia Commons; Skeptical Science/Wikimedia Commons

Photos: Dori/Wikimedia Commons; Skeptical Science/Wikimedia Commons

 

Climate-change deniers argue that there actually is not a 97% manmade global-warming consensus among scientists and climatologists. They claim the true statistic is anywhere from 52% to a laughable 1%.

Here, I take a very close look at the studies and surveys on these questions and provide accurate statistics on the percentage of climate change publications that reject anthropogenic global warming, and also the percentage of scientists, climatologists, and top-publishing climatologists that believe in AGW and believe that it's dangerous.

In the process, I also debunk many of the flaws in the arguments and critiques used by deniers to poke holes in these studies, reject this data, and support a much lower figure. Enjoy!