Friday, December 19, 2014

97 Articles Refuting The "97% Consensus"


The 97% "consensus" study, Cook et al. (2013) has been thoroughly refuted in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, by major news media, public policy organizations and think tanks, highly credentialed scientists and extensively in the climate blogosphere. The shoddy methodology of Cook's study has been shown to be so fatally flawed that well known climate scientists have publicly spoken out against it,
"The '97% consensus' article is poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed. It obscures the complexities of the climate issue and it is a sign of the desperately poor level of public and policy debate in this country [UK] that the energy minister should cite it."

- Mike Hulme, Ph.D. Professor of Climate Change, University of East Anglia (UEA)
The following is a list of 97 articles that refute Cook's (poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed) 97% "consensus" study. The fact that anyone continues to bring up such soundly debunked nonsense like Cook's study is an embarrassment to science.


[ Journal Coverage ]

Energy Policy - Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the literature: A re-analysis (October 2014)
Energy Policy - Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the literature: Rejoinder (October 2014)
Science & Education - Climate Consensus and 'Misinformation': A Rejoinder to Agnotology, Scientific Consensus, and the Teaching and Learning of Climate Change (August 2013)


[ Media Coverage ]

American Thinker - Climate Consensus Con Game (February 17, 2014)
Breitbart - Obama's '97 Percent' Climate Consensus: Debunked, Demolished, Staked through the heart (September 8, 2014)
Canada Free Press - Sorry, global warmists: The '97 percent consensus' is complete fiction (May 27, 2014)
Financial Post - Meaningless consensus on climate change (September 19, 2013)
Financial Post - The 97%: No you don't have a climate consensus (September 25, 2013)
Forbes - Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring '97-Percent Consensus' Claims (May 30, 2013)
Fox News - Balance is not bias -- Fox News critics mislead public on climate change (October 16, 2013)
Herald Sun - That 97 per cent claim: four problems with Cook and Obama (May 22, 2013)
Power Line - Breaking: The "97 Percent Climate Consensus" Canard (May 18, 2014)
Spiked - Global warming: the 97% fallacy (May 28, 2014)
The Daily Caller - Where Did '97 Percent' Global Warming Consensus Figure Come From? (May 16, 2014)
The Daily Telegraph - 97 per cent of climate activists in the pay of Big Oil shock! (July 23, 2013)
The Guardian - The claim of a 97% consensus on global warming does not stand up (June 6, 2014)
The New American - Global Warming "Consensus": Cooking the Books (May 21, 2013)
The New American - Cooking Climate Consensus Data: "97% of Scientists Affirm AGW" Debunked (June 5, 2013)
The New American - Climategate 3.0: Blogger Threatened for Exposing 97% "Consensus" Fraud (May 20, 2014)
The Patriot Post - The 97% Consensus -- A Lie of Epic Proportions (May 17, 2013)
The Patriot Post - Debunking the '97% Consensus' & Why Global Cooling May Loom (August 7, 2014)
The Press-Enterprise - Don't be swayed by climate change ‘consensus' (September 10, 2013)
The Tampa Tribune - About that '97 percent': It ain’t necessarily so (May 19, 2014)
The Wall Street Journal - The Myth of the Climate Change '97%' (May 26, 2014)
Troy Media - Bandwagon psychology root of 97 per cent climate change "consensus" (February 18, 2014)
WND - Black Jesus' Climate Consensus Fantasy (June 25, 2013)


[ Organization Coverage ]

Competitive Enterprise Institute - Consensus Shmensus (September 5, 2013)
Cornwall Alliance - Climate Consensus? Nonsense! (June 16, 2014)
Friends of Science - Friends of Science Challenge the Cook Study for Bandwagon Fear Mongering on Climate Change and Global Warming (May 21, 2013)
Friends of Science - Only 65 Scientists of 12,000 Make up Alleged 97% on Climate Change and Global Warming Consensus (May 28, 2013)
Friends of Science - 97% Consensus? No! Global Warming Math Myths & Social Proofs (PDF) (February 3, 2014)
Friends of Science - Climate Change Is a Fact of Life, the Science Is Not Settled and 97% Consensus on Global Warming Is a Math Myth (February 4, 2014)
George C. Marshall Institute - The Corruption of Science (October 5, 2014)
John Locke Foundation - The 97% consensus on global warming exposed (July 3, 2014)
Liberty Fund - David Friedman on the 97% Consensus on Global Warming (February 27, 2014)
Global Warming Policy Foundation - Consensus? What Consensus? (PDF) (September 2, 2013)
Global Warming Policy Foundation - Fraud, Bias And Public Relations: The 97% 'Consensus' And Its Critics (PDF) (September 8, 2014)
National Center for Policy Analysis - The Big Lie of the "Consensus View" on Global Warming (July 30, 2014)
National Center for Public Policy Research - Do 97% of All Climate Scientists Really Believe Mankind is Causing Catastrophic Global Warming? (February 10, 2014)
Principia Scientific International - Exposed: Academic Fraud in New Climate Science Consensus Claim (May 23, 2013)
The Heartland Institute - What 97 Percent of Climate Scientists Do (May 12, 2014)


[ Weblog Coverage ]

Australian Climate Madness - 'Get at the truth, and not fool yourself' (May 29, 2014)
Bishop Hill - 'Landmark consensus study' is incomplete (May 27, 2013)
Climate Audit - UnderCooked Statistics (May 24, 2013)
Climate Etc. - The 97% 'consensus' (July 26, 2013)
Climate Etc. - The 97% 'consensus': Part II (July 27, 2013)
Climate Etc. - The 97% feud (July 27, 2014)
Climate Resistance - Tom Curtis Doesn't Understand the 97% Paper (July 27, 2013)
JoNova - Cook's fallacy "97% consensus" study is a marketing ploy some journalists will fall for (May 17, 2013)
JoNova - That’s a 0.3% consensus, not 97% (July 1, 2013)
JoNova - "Honey, I shrunk the consensus" - Monckton takes action on Cooks paper (September 24, 2013)
JoNova - John Cook's consensus data is so good his Uni will sue you if you discuss it (May 18, 2014)
JoNova - Uni Queensland defends legal threats over "climate" data they want to keep secret (May 21, 2014)
JoNova - Cook scores 97% for incompetence on a meaningless consensus (June 6, 2014)
José Duarte (Ph.D.) - Cooking stove use, housing associations, white males, and the 97% (August 28, 2014)
José Duarte (Ph.D.) - The art of evasion (September 9, 2014)
Making Science Public - What's behind the battle of received wisdoms? (July 23, 2013)
Popular Technology.net - 97% Study Falsely Classifies Scientists' Papers, according to the scientists that published them (May 21, 2013)
Popular Technology.net - The Statistical Destruction of the 97% Consensus (June 1, 2013)
Popular Technology.net - Cook's 97% Consensus Study Game Plan Revealed (June 4, 2013)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - The Consensus Project: An update (August 16, 2013)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Biases in consensus data (August 24, 2013)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - More irregularities in the consensus data (August 24, 2013)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Open letter to the Vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland (August 27, 2013)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Bootstrap results for initial ratings by the Consensus Project (August 28, 2013)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - The 97% consensus (May 10, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - My First Audioslide (May 20, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - A new contribution to the consensus debate (June 4, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - 24 errors? (June 8, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - More Cook data released (July 21, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Days of rater bias (July 23, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Days of rater bias (ctd) July 28, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Another chapter on the 97% nonsensus (August 1, 2014)
Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - ERL does not want you to read this (October 14, 2014)
The Blackboard - I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means (May 15, 2013)
The Blackboard - On the Consensus (May 17, 2013)
The Blackboard - Nir Shaviv: One of the 97% (May 17, 2013)
The Blackboard - Why Symmetry is Bad (May 19, 2013)
The Blackboard - Possible Self-Selection Bias in Cook: Author responses. (May 20, 2013)
The Blackboard - Bias Author Survey: Pro AGW (May 21, 2013)
The Lid - Claim 97% of Climate Scientists Believe In Global Warming is TOTALLY BOGUS! (May 21, 2014)
The State of the Climate - Cook's survey not only meaningless but also misleading (May 17, 2013)
WUWT - The Collapsing 'Consensus' (May 22, 2013)
WUWT - Self admitted cyber thief Peter Gleick is still on the IOP board that approved the Cook 97% consensus paper (June 4, 2013)
WUWT - 'Quantifying the consensus on global warming in the literature': a comment (June 24, 2013)
WUWT - On the 97 percenters: 'You Must Admit, They Were Careful' (July 28, 2013)
WUWT - What Is Cook's Consensus? (July 29, 2013)
WUWT - Cooks '97% consensus' disproven by a new peer reviewed paper showing major math errors (September 3, 2013)
WUWT - 97% Climate consensus 'denial': the debunkers debunked (September 9, 2013)
WUWT - Join my crowd-sourced complaint about the '97% consensus' (September 20, 2013)
WUWT - The 97% consensus myth – busted by a real survey (November 20, 2013)
WUWT - 97% of pictures are worth 1000 climate words (February 26, 2014)
WUWT - John Cook's 97% consensus claim is about to go 'pear-shaped' (May 10, 2014)
WUWT - An Open Letter puts the University of Queensland in a dilemma over John Cook's '97% consensus' paper (May 22, 2014)
WUWT - The climate consensus is not 97% – it's 100% (June 11, 2014)
WUWT - The disagreement over what defines 'endorsment of AGW' by Cook et al. is revealed in raters remarks, and it sure isn't a 97% consensus (June 24, 2014)
WUWT - If 97% of Scientists Say Global Warming is Real, 100% Say It Has Nearly Stopped (November 18, 2014)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mark Steyn's Compliment Defense


Re: Competitive Enterprise Institute and National Review vs. Michael E. Mann DC court case.

When Mark Steyn made his comment about Michael Mann at the National Review,
Michael Mann was the man behind the fraudulent climate-change "hockey-stick" graph
It was clear he was making a compliment of how skilled Mann is at making Hockey Sticks.

fraudulent - "using or inclined to use trickery" (Wordsmith)

trickery - "an act or instance of using a trick or tricks." (Wordsmith)

trick - "a particular craft or skill in doing something." (Wordsmith)

As the group that Michael Mann is a part of at RealClimate once said,
Scientists often use the term "trick" to refer to "a good way to deal with a problem"

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Impact of Popular Technology.net



Popular Technology.net is an impartial, highly cited website referenced over 225 times in books and scholarly peer-reviewed journals, by major and regional news media, public policy organizations and think tanks, political institutions, on radio and by the technology community. The following is a sample of these references, which does not include the tens of thousands of comments made on blogs, forums, news articles and social media throughout the Internet.

International coverage includes: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Book Coverage:

Climate: The Counter-consensus (Robert M. Carter Ph.D., 2010) - Climat, Mensonges et Propagande [Climate Lies and Propaganda] (Hacène Arezki, 2010) - L'Innocence du Carbone: L'effet de serre remis en question [The Innocence of Carbon: Greenhouse effect questioned] (Francois Gervais Ph.D., 2013) - The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Alex Epstein, 2014) - Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children's Future (James Delingpole, 2012)

Journal Coverage:

Earth System Dynamics - Energy & Environment - Energy Policy - International Journal of Modern Physics B - La Météorologie - Australian Nursing Journal (Trade Journal) - The General Science Journal (E-print Journal)

Media Coverage:

American Thinker - Atlantico (France) - BarbWire - Breitbart - Breitbart London - Canada Free Press (Canada) - Daily Kos - Daily Maverick (South Africa) - Die Weltwoche (Switzerland) - eigentümlich frei (Germany) - Forbes - Fox News - GOOD Magazine - Grist Magazine - Herald Sun (Australia) - Hot Air - Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland) - Human Events - Jewish Journal - NewsBusters - Newsmax - NOS (Netherlands) - Power Line - PJ Media - Quadrant Magazine (Australia) - Right Side News - Right Wing News - Swissinfo (Switzerland) - The Daily Telegraph (UK) - The Guardian (UK) - The New American - The Patriot Post - The Philadelphia Inquirer - The Register (UK) - The Washington Times - TruthRevolt - Uday India (India)

Regional: 24.UNT (Uppsala, Sweden) - Athens Patch (Georgia) - Boston Environmental Policy Examiner (Massachusetts) - California Political Review (California) - Carolina Journal (North Carolina) - Cleveland Photography Examiner (Ohio) - Coastal Point (Delaware) - Hastings & St. Leonards Observer (Hastings, UK) - Hawaii Reporter (Hawaii) - Idaho Press-Tribune (Idaho) - Kansas State Collegian (Kansas) - Laramie Boomerang (Wyoming) - Manassas Environmental News Examiner (Virginia) - Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia) - Mountain News (California) - NewsOK (Oklahoma) - Northridge-Chatsworth Patch (California) - Policy & Issues Examiner (Florida) - The Border Mail (Albury–Wodonga, Australia) - The Columbian (Washington) - The Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand) - The Gisborne Herald (Gisborne, New Zealand) - The Lakeland Times (Wisconsin) - The Landmark (Missouri) - The News & Observer (North Carolina) - The Roanoke Times (Virginia) - The Valley Breeze (Rhode Island)

Alternative: David Icke - Global Research - Infowars - Nature News - Prison Planet - RINF Alternative News - Sovereign Independent UK

Organization Coverage:

American Enterprise Institute - American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anglesey Against Wind Turbines (UK) - Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (France) - Australian Environment Foundation (Australia) - Capital Research Center - Carbon Sense Coalition (Australia) - Center for Chinese & Global Affairs (Peking University, China) - Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow - Competitive Enterprise Institute - European Institute for Climate and Energy (Germany) - Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity - Friends of Science (Canada) - Frontier Centre for Public Policy (Canada) - Global Warming Policy Foundation (UK) - Heartland Institute - Institute for Energy Research - Institute for Population Studies - John Birch Society - John Locke Foundation - Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands) - Media Research Center - National Center for Policy Analysis - New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (New Zealand) - Principia Scientific International - Raptor Education Foundation - Science & Environmental Policy Project - Science & Public Policy Institute - SINTEF (Norway) - Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts - The Boat Owners Association of New South Wales (Australia) - Turn 180 (Ireland) - World Federation Against Drugs (Sweden)

Political Coverage:

Idaho Legislature Federal Lands Interim Committee - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Spain) - Montana Supreme Court - UK Parliament Energy and Climate Change Committee - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation - U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker

Radio Coverage:

Agenda 21 Radio (Paul Preston) - No Agenda (Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak) - Rick Jensen (WDEL-AM) - Rush Limbaugh - The Corbett Report (James Corbett) - The Marty O Radio Show (Martin O'Sullivan) - WeatherBrains (James Spann)

Resource Coverage:

Internet Public Library (IPL) - The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)

Tech Coverage:

Beaconfire - Blue's News - CHIP Magazine - Gameguru Mania - Icrontic - Linux.com - Linux Today - MajorGeeks - MSFN.org - NT Compatible - OSDir.com - OSNews - RemoveAdblock.com - Spread Firefox - Switched (Aol Tech) - Tennessee College of Applied Technology - The Tech Report - Ubuntucat

Weblog Coverage:

Acting Man - Alerta em Rede [Alert Network] (Brazil) - Australian Climate Madness - Bishop Hill (Andrew Montford) - C3 Headlines - Canadian Liberty - Claes Johnson (Ph.D.) - Climate Audit (Steve McIntyre) - Climate Change Dispatch - Climate Depot (Marc Morano) - Climate Guy (Denis Rancourt Ph.D.) - Climate Lessons - Climate Observations (Bob Tisdale) - Climate Realists - Climate Science - Climategate česky [Climategate Czech] (Czech Republic) - Climatism - Common American Journal - Critical Thinking - Deft News - Die Kalte Sonne [The Cold Sun] (Germany) - DougRoss@Journal - Earth-Climate.com (Doug Cotton) - EU Referendum - Every Kinda People (Hungary) - Fabius Maximus - Facts & Arts (Kenneth Rundt Ph.D.) - Flopping Aces - Global Warming is Unfactual - Greenie Watch (John Ray Ph.D.) - Green World Trust - Greg Laden - Hide the decline - Icecap (Joseph D'Aleo M.S.) - Impact of Climate Change - Independent Sentinel - Ingemar Nordin (Ph.D.) - iOwnTheWorld - Jennifer Marohasy (Ph.D.) - John Lott (Ph.D.) - JoNova (Joanne Nova) - Junk Science (Steve Milloy M.S.) - Lauri Gröhn (M.S.) - Liberty Unyielding - Luis Nassif Online (Brazil) - Mehr Freiheit [More Freedom] (Austria) - Moonbattery - NoTricksZone (Pierre Gosselin) - Ockhams Scheermes [Occam's Razor] (Belgium) - Oregon Magazine - PA Pundits - Patterico's Pontifications - Rabett Run (Joshua Halpern Ph.D.) - Real Science (Tony Heller M.S.) - Richard Tol (Ph.D.) - Science et politique [Science and politics] (France) - Science Skeptical Blog - Skeptical Science (John Cook) - Skeptical Swedish Scientists - Small Dead Animals (Kate McMillan) - Speak Up America - SPPI Blog - Stoat (William Connolley) - Stockholms Initiativet [Stockholm Initiative] (Sweden) - Sustainable Oregon - Suyts Space - Tallbloke's Talkshop (Roger Tattersall) - Terri Jackson (M.Sc.) - The Air Vent (Jeff Condon) - The Art of Weather (Art Horn) - The Australian Climate Sceptics - The Berean Call - The Blackboard (Lucia Lundgren Ph.D.) - The Gateway Pundit - The Hockey Schtick - The Lid (Jeff Dunetz) - The Reference Frame (Lubos Motl Ph.D.) - The Resilient Earth (Al Simmons and Doug Hoffman Ph.D.) - The Universal Spectator - Tom Nelson - Triple Pundit - Ronald S. Strange (Ph.D.) - Vetenskaps Bloggen [Science Blog] (Sweden) - Watts Up With That? (Anthony Watts) - Weasel Zippers - Zebra Fact Check