By Paul Homewood
Someone mentioned the other day (sorry, forgot who!) that it would be nice to have a simple, go-to piece debunking the “97% of scientists agree” claptrap, which is spewed out by politicians and the media whenever they do not want to discuss facts.
There are essentially two studies which these claims are based around, so I will devote a separate post to each.
The first stems from an analysis in 2008 by Maggie Zimmerman of the University of Illinois.
I can’t do any better than repeat the post by Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post, which utterly discredits it:
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