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Old 01-04-2011, 11:03 PM
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The study found that 97 percent of scientific experts agree that climate change is "very likely" caused mainly by human activity.

The report is based on questions posed to 1,372 scientists. Nearly all the experts agreed that it is "very likely that anthropogenic greenhouse gases have been responsible for most of the unequivocal warming of the Earth's average global temperature in the second half of the twentieth century."

Click here for an interactive graphic that shows how global warming occurs.

As for the 3 percent of scientists who remain unconvinced, the study found their average expertise is far below that of their colleagues, as measured by publication and citation rates.

In the study, the authors wrote: "This extensive analysis of the mainstream versus skeptical/contrarian researchers suggests a strong role for considering expert credibility in the relative weight of and attention to these groups of researchers in future discussions in media, policy, and public forums regarding anthropogenic climate change."
Report: 97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com

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From the actual study...

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Here, we use an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
So what they're saying is that 97% of the people whose lives and careers depend on climate change say that there is climate change...

NOT just regular scientists...But scientists whose whole life is dedicated to ensuring the square peg fits the round hole to continue their career...If they were "climate researchers" who didn't find change, then there'd be NOTHING LEFT TO RESEARCH AND THEIR CAREERS WOULD BE OVER!!!!!!!...

This is like saying that 97% of spider researchers say they like studying spiders...
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From the actual study...

So what they're saying is that 97% of the people whose lives and careers depend on climate change say that there is climate change...

NOT just regular scientists...But scientists whose whole life is dedicated to ensuring the square peg fits the round hole to continue their career...If they were "climate researchers" who didn't find change, then there'd be NOTHING LEFT TO RESEARCH AND THEIR CAREERS WOULD BE OVER!!!!!!!...

This is like saying that 97% of spider researchers say they like studying spiders...
So on that same token, the researchers are only treating AIDS and cancer and whatever else because it is against their financial interests?

Are you saying that ethics need not apply?
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So on that same token, the researchers are only treating AIDS and cancer and whatever else because it is against their financial interests?

Are you saying that ethics need not apply?
apples and oranges. AIDS is a real problem with a real cause. AGW is not.
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apples and oranges. AIDS is a real problem with a real cause. AGW is not.

But to be honest if there wasn't money to be made, companies wouldn't look for cures for AIDS and cancer. First and foremost, a corporation exists to make profits. Any side benefits are generally secondary.

Think about it, was it really necessary to create Viagara or hair replacement drugs? Sure, having those problems would not be nice, but there are more important problems out there to be solved.
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Default Re: Report: 97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real

It's interesting that people have once again painted this either black or white.

Does Climate Change exist? Yes.
Can Mankind have enough impact to change it? No.
Did Mankind cause it? No.

So the 97% of Scientists can jump and shout all they want, but when they want to call it Global Warming, they are wrong.
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Oh, here we go again with this BS. Climate is a political tool. And those who promote it are tools too.
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From the actual study...

So what they're saying is that 97% of the people whose lives and careers depend on climate change say that there is climate change...

NOT just regular scientists...But scientists whose whole life is dedicated to ensuring the square peg fits the round hole to continue their career...If they were "climate researchers" who didn't find change, then there'd be NOTHING LEFT TO RESEARCH AND THEIR CAREERS WOULD BE OVER!!!!!!!...

This is like saying that 97% of spider researchers say they like studying spiders...
Or...it's like 97% of pulmonary specialists say smoking can cause lung cancer....
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It's interesting that people have once again painted this either black or white.

Does Climate Change exist? Yes.
Can Mankind have enough impact to change it? No.
Did Mankind cause it? No.

So the 97% of Scientists can jump and shout all they want, but when they want to call it Global Warming, they are wrong.
"Global Warming" is the term popular media usually coins. Scientists usually refer to it as "Climate Change".
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"Global Warming" is the term popular media usually coins. Scientists usually refer to it as "Climate Change".
And Al Gore calls it profitable.
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