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Old 12-03-2016, 07:03 AM
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Alleged “Consensus on Climate Change” Is Actually Only 75 Hand-Picked US Scientists

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An opinion survey of earth scientists on global climate change was conducted by Margaret R K Zimmerman, MS, and published by the University of Illinois in 2008.

Aside from his support from Dr Pantsdoumi, Mann often claims the imprimatur of "settled science": 97 per cent of the world's scientists supposedly believe in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming requiring massive government intervention.

That percentage derives from a survey conducted for a thesis by M R K Zimmerman.

The "survey" was a two-question, online questionnaire sent to 10,257 earth scientists, of whom [only] 3,146 responded.

Of the responding scientists, 96.2 per cent came from North America.

Only 6.2 per cent came from Canada. So the United States is overrepresented even within that North American sample.

Nine per cent of US respondents are from California. So California is overrepresented within not just the US sample: it has over twice as large a share of the sample as Europe, Asia, Australia, the Pacific, Latin America and Africa combined.

Of the ten per cent of non-US respondents, Canada has 62 per cent.

Not content with such a distorted sample, the researchers then selected 79 of their sample and declared them "experts."

Of those 79 scientists, two were excluded from a second supplementary question. So 75 out of 77 made it through to the final round, and 97.4 per cent were found to agree with "the consensus". That's where the 97 per cent comes from.

So this is a very Michael Mann "reconstruction": just as a couple of Californian bristlecones can determine the climate for a millennium, so a couple of dozen Californian scientists can determine the consensus of the world.

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Old 12-03-2016, 08:01 AM
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Fascinating! Climate change, like vaccinations and GMOs, is a subject in which people have chosen their sides of the line already, and any suggestion from the other side is met with a skepticism of the scientific study in question. I'm afraid that even explanations like this would not change the minds of people who have already decided it is real. For one thing, we all agree that the climate IS changing. If it's not man-made, then what is doing it? People who don't believe in a loving God LOVE the explanation that we can somehow CONTROL what's going on simply by following a few extra rules, paying a little more in taxes, and giving up a luxury or two.

My cousin is a nutritionist/trainer. He has gone to COUNTLESS seminars in his industry and is completely convinced that GMOs are 100% safe and beneficial and anti-vaxxers are crazy and harmful. On FB, he posts articles and memes mocking essential oils and homeopathic medicines with titles like "Food is NOT medicine!!" The whole/clean food movement particularly irritates him, for some reason. His industry has poisoned him against what is good and fed him lies about the great benefits of Big Pharma. He was raised Christian, but his ignorance of truth is troubling. I pray for him to get eyes to see.

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Old 12-03-2016, 11:37 AM
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On FB, he posts articles and memes mocking essential oils and homeopathic medicines with titles like "Food is NOT medicine!!"
Ezek 47: 12 "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine."

Maybe you should give him the above scripture sometime and let him try to explain his way out of it.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:22 PM
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Good one! Maybe I will. Mostly, I just scroll by really fast with a prayer so that I don't get too upset by whatever NWO talking point is being espoused.

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