|I know this will come as a shocker (not) to many of you, but the far-right-wing "Daily Caller" website has been busy yet again making s*** up to further their agenda. In this case, it's climate science, and Media Matters does a nice job calling out the Caller for their distortions. Click on the table above, which asks members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) two main questions: a) whether global warming is happening; and b) what is causing it? The results demonstrate pretty much the exact opposite of what the Daily Caller crazies are saying.First off, only a miniscule 4% of meteorologists say point blank that global warming is not happening, with another 7% saying they don't know. So, at the absolute most, 11% of meteorologists would qualify as climate science "skeptics" or "deniers," with the remaining89% answering "yes" to the question, "Is global warming (GW) happening?" Let's break this down into subgroups.|
1. 52% say that GW is happening and that it's mostly human caused. In other words, the correct answer.
2. 20% say that GW is happening, but that although "there is insufficient evidence to attribute cause with precision, human activity is implicated to some degree." That's almost the correct answer, except that there is TONS of evidence to attribute the cause of GW to human activity, albeit perhaps not with "precision," depending on how that is defined.
3. Another 10% say GW is happening and is being caused equally by humans and nature. These 10% are correct that GW's happening, correct that humans are playing a role in causing it, but incorrect that nature is equally responsible.
American Meteorological Society Survey: Just 4% Hardcore Climate Science Deniers in Their Ranks
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Posted by Lowell at 4:02 PM