Skeptical Science (SS) is a disinformation site which more correctly should be labelled UNSkeptical UNScience.
It is run by a cartoonist John Cook who likes to dress in SS costume. The image above was on that site but has since been removed.
It has since been revealed the "Reichsführer J. Cook" has stolen the identity of Physicist Luboš Motl to post on both his own SS site and also on the UWA site.
What a grub!
Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature (link)From the abstract:
We analyze the evolution of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, .......... Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.However a paper by Legates et al found: (link)
inspection of a claim by Cook et al. (Environ Res Lett 8:024024, 2013) of 97.1 % consensus, heavily relied upon by Bedford and Cook, shows just 0.3 % endorsement of the standard definition of consensus: that most warming since 1950 is anthropogenic.Whooops! Slight error - 97.1% found to be 0.3%.
And yet that uncovers why the topic of climate change is so controversial, exploding a
number of climate myths along the way.
Previous about on SS: (link)
This site was created by John Cook. I'm not a climatologist or a scientist but a self employed cartoonist and web programmer by trade. I did a Physics degree at the University of Queensland and while I achieved First Class Honours and could've continued onto a PhD, I instead quit academia and became a professional scrawler. Too much doodling in lectures, I think. Nevertheless, I've pursued a keen interest in science and if anything, found my curiosity about how the world works increased once I wasn't forced to study for impending exams.
Skeptical Science (SS) have detailed 176 "myths" with an "explanation." We debunk all SS's myths. After the SS "myths" we will address some extra myths.
Thanks to various contributors and especially Anthony Cox for the majority of the work.
Over 4 pages:
Page 3 #111 – 140 SS Myths debunked -3
Pag3 4 #141-176 SS Myths debunked -4
85 Scientists tried to hide the decline' in global temperature
Medieval Warm Period (MWP), about 1000 years ago, was at least as hot as today. But the alarmists changed this to produce the Hockey Stick. Secondly, not content with changing the tree-ring proxy records of the past to produce cooling the alarmists have removed completely the tree-ring data from the present. Why? Because that tree-ring data contradicts the modern temperature record. From 1960 onwards the tree-ring data shows cooling while the instrument record, the modern thermometers, show warming. Here’s the problem: if tree-ring data doesn’t match the modern instrument record how can we be sure the tree-ring temperature record used by the alarmists to prove the past was cooler is correct? We can’t. And that means the foundation of alarmism-that today is warmer than the past-has no scientific basis.