Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Who Says There's No Scientific Consensus?

Apparently just 1 in 9,136 isn't enough for some people.   Here's a chart filched from Grist based on peer-reviewed climate articles from November, 2012 to December, 2013.

Geochemist James Powell did the research on publications from November 2012 and December 2013. (But if a year-long sample isn’t good enough for you, Powell previously examined 21 years of peer-reviewed literature and found that only 24 out of 13,950 articles — or two-tenths of a percent — came out and rejected human-caused climate change.)

The lone dissident, S. V. Avakyan, wrote in Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, “The contribution of the greenhouse effect of carbon-containing gases to global warming turns out to be insignificant.”

Avakyan, it's noted, gave away a certain bias when, on the first page of his report, he wrote, "The switch of world powers first to decreasing the use of fossil fuel…may lead to economic collapse for Russia…"

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