Most scientists believe that there is no unanimity among scientists. However, if this were the case, it would mean that we are not dealing with scientists. If someone claims in a discussion that “scientists agree…” you can be sure that they have no idea what science is. Many of us would like to use such an argument to shut up our opponents in a discussion. If all scientists say that, why are you little bug coming out here with your conspiracy theories? The problem is that science thrives on questioning all theses. This is a basic rule: don’t believe anyone, especially yourself.
It sounds hopeless, as if no one ever had a chance to come through with an innovative idea. What is crucial, however, is that you make an effort and document your position or claim well. I don’t recommend using the argument that most scientists…
However, there are scientists who are trying. Cognitive psychologist John Cook conducted a scientific study in 2013 and came to the following conclusion: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is man-made. These were the so-called meta-studies, i.e. the analysis of other, already published scientific research. John Cook, with the help of volunteers from the readers of the Skeptical Science site, examined the introductory abstracts of 11,944 scientific papers according to certain criteria. All publications that contained the keywords “global warming” or “global climate change” were included in the selection. Quote from the article: The 97% consensus among scientists that never existed. Source.
After a thorough analysis of the methodology and manner of data manipulation by the author of this work, it turned out that just 0.54% of scientific publications explicitly assign humans a predominant share of over 50% in climate change. This happens when “scientific research” is only published so that politicians and demagogues can rely on “scientific” arguments.
For those interested, here is the second part of Markus Fiedler’s publication entitled: 97 percent climate consensus? Analysis of the second part of the Cook study. Source.
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Author of the article: Marek Wojcik