It has long been claimed that there is a 97 percent consensus amongst climate scientists that humans are responsible for global warming. Advocates say we have to fundamentally transform human society away from energy consumption and technological advancement in favor of a smaller carbon footprint supporting less prosperity and a smaller population. But what if it just isn’t true?
A study by the PBL Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, a government body rather than an interest group, invited 6,550 scientists working in climate related fields to take part in a survey on their views of climate science.The Dutch study revealed that nearly six in ten climate scientists (60%) don’t adhere to the so-called “consensus” on man-made climate change. Of the 1,868 who responded, just 43 percent agreed with the IPCC that global warming from 1951 to 2010 was caused by human activity. The majority of climate scientists do not subscribe to the IPCC’s statement that man is responsible for climate change.
Why therefore is man-made climate change an issue? It’s an issue because certain people want it to be; not because the scientific evidence is conclusive. For now, we should just say no to climate alarmists.