It is often claimed that the vast majority of the scientific community has reached a consensus on climate change that human activity is a direct cause of it. The truth, however, is that most scientists do not actually believe this, despite what the “authorities” claim.
Gregory Wrightstone, executive director of the CO2 Coalition, wrote an article explaining that 97 percent of scientists – this is the percentage we are told believes in man-made climate change – agree that carbon dioxide concentrations appear to be increasing, and that global temperatures have gradually been rising in some places over the past 150 years. What they do not necessarily believe, though, is that humans are directly responsible for this.
While there is no way to definitively know what percentage of scientists believe in man-made global warming, it is safe to say that the figure is nowhere close to 97 percent. In fact, it is likely half that or less, meaning most rational scientists are either unsure or do not believe that humans eating meat and driving cars is warming the planet to the point of a potential collapse.
“What is impossible to quantify is the actual percentage of warming that is attributable to increased anthropogenic (human-caused) CO2,” Wrightstone wrote. “There is no scientific evidence or method that can determine how much of the warming we’ve had since 1900 that was directly caused by us.”
“We know that temperature has varied greatly over the millennia. We also know that for virtually all of that time, global warming and cooling were driven entirely by natural forces, which did not cease to operate at the beginning of the 20th century.”
“The claim that most modern warming is attributable to human activities is scientifically insupportable. The truth is that we do not know. We need to be able to separate what we do know from that which is only conjecture.” (Related: The U.S. government also knows that human activity doesn’t change the climate, but the Biden regime has deleted this important information from official government sources.)
The “97 percent” that gets thrown around as a metric of alleged support among the scientific community for the man-made climate change theory actually has its origins in a 2004 paper cited by none other than former Vice President Al Gore, who included it in his “An Inconvenient Truth” fiction book.
A professor named Klaus-Martin Schulte, an eminent London surgeon, reviewed the work cited in Gore’s book and found that only a fraction of the studies cited in the paper Gore referenced in his book endorsed the “consensus” position on man-made climate change. In fact, just 45 percent – less than half – supported this notion.
“There appears to be little basis in the peer-reviewed scientific literature for the degree of alarm on the issue of climate change which is being expressed in the media and by politicians, now carried over into the medical world and experienced by patients,” Schulte concluded.
The “97 percent” consensus that allegedly supports the man-made climate change theory means nothing. “Science does not advance through consensus, and the claim of consensus has no place in any rational scientific debate,” Wrightstone wrote.
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