Oof. This one’s gotta hurt. Remember that “Scientific Consensus” Al Gore used to talk about? It was one of the tactics he used to get low-information voters to hop on his Anthropogenic Global Warming bandwagon. Well it turns out that the scientific consensus on AGW might just be that it’s not real.
It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.
Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.
Like any other religion, AGW has its apologists. There are those who, in spite of these overwhelming numbers, will claim that the study “wasn’t controlled” properly, etc. And that’s all fine and good. It’s very unlikely that a true AGW believer will ever be objective enough to look at the data and change his or her mind. Nevertheless, the data is on the side of the skeptics.