Climatologists consensus on global warming: poll sample size 79

Climatologists consensus on global warming: poll sample size 79“.  A blog called “The Hockey Schtick” has discovered a nearly two year-old report, Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change in the American Geophysical Union’s weekly newspaper EOS. Apparently only 76 out of 79 climatologists (96.2%) surveyed thought that global warming is ‘significantly’ due to human activity! The total number of responding scientists was 3146, of which a mere 90% agreed with the survey question.

Reading the self-descriptions of commenters at Watts Up With That may lead you to the conclusion that there are hundreds of ‘skeptical’ but anonymous climatology PhD’s out there. The reality is that the sample size of “active climatologists” in any poll will be small.

Also, only 58% of the general public though the same thing. The denialists are almost winning! Global Warming is nearly over!

The less people educated people are about climate, the more inclined they are to discount it. That's Anthony Watts' sweet spot. Survey results from EOS, Jan. 2009.

2 thoughts on “Climatologists consensus on global warming: poll sample size 79

  1. So with a sample size of ONLY 79 and a yes rate of 96.2%, the margin of error is +/-4%. ONLY 92-100% of actively publishing climate scientists agree that we contribute significantly to warming. Yep, that’s pretty damning.

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