Monday, June 04, 2007

Just goes to show you

There's nothing new about the so-called "consensus view" in global warming. Unfortunately, the claims that the debate is over and all scientists agree with global warming isn't becoming more true, only louder and more promulgated.

"Only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the global warming crisis. The time for debate is over. The science is settled."

S o said Al Gore ... in 1992. Amazingly, he made his claims despite much evidence of their falsity. A Gallup poll at the time reported that 53% of scientists actively involved in global climate research did not believe global warming had occurred; 30% weren't sure; and only 17% believed global warming had begun. Even a Greenpeace poll showed 47% of climatologists didn't think a runaway greenhouse effect was imminent; only 36% thought it possible and a mere 13% thought it probable.
Just goes to show you that if you tell anyone -- even scientists -- something enough times, they'll begin to believe it.