James Lawrence Powell is a National Science Board member. In 2012 he investigated peer-reviewed literature published about climate change and found that of 13,950 articles, 13,926 supported the reality of global warming.
Recently, he repeated his investigation, looking at peer-reviewed articles published between November 2012 and December 2013. Out of 2,258 articles (from 9.136 authors), he found just ONE that explicitly rejected human-driven global warming.
On a pie chart, how does that look?
Graph by James Powell.
Despite all the shouting, junk blogging, opinion masquerading as fact, campaigning and lobbying by some people, media and organisations, there is effectively no peer-reviewed science to lend any credibility to any argument other than man made global warming is real and is happening.
Why do I still see some people refer you to the ‘Great Global Warming Swindle’ (Channel 4 documentary, made by Martin Durkin) as evidence when both the film-maker and the content have been debunked? Why do we still see mostly right-wing types harp on about how it’s all just a con just to tax you more when the scientific evidence shows the contrary?
Why, with all this evidence does the UK government (remember ‘vote blue, go green’) throw away so much of the ‘green crap’ that might actually might a little bit of positive difference to the real quality of our world in favour of fast-tracking planning applications, accelerating implementation of nuclear power, embracing fracking and so on.
With all this evidence, why is global warming and climate chaos, not the number one agenda on every government manifesto. Perhaps because there’s not enough money to be made from it at the moment.
Desmogblog, accessed 15th Jan, 2014
Slate.com, accessed 15th Jan, 2014