Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.
The survey results show geoscientists (also known as earth scientists) and engineers hold similar views as meteorologists. Two recent surveys of meteorologists (summarized here and here) revealed similar skepticism of alarmist global warming claims.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) did a survey limited to television weather forecasters who are also meteorologists.
The survey was conducted by the congressionally funded National Environmental Education Foundation and vetted by an advisory board of climate experts from groups such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, and Pew Center for Global Climate Change.
The AMS study found:
- Only 24 percent of the survey respondents agree with United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assertion, “Most of the warming since 1950 is very likely human-induced.”
- Only 19 percent agree with the claim, “Global climate models are reliable in their projection for a warming of the planet.”
- Only 19 percent agree with the assertion, “Global climate models are reliable in their projections for precipitation and drought.”
- Only 45 percent disagree with Weather Channel cofounder John Coleman’s strongly worded statement, “Global warming is a scam.”
Where does the mantra repeated over and over that 97% of scientist believe in dangerous man made global warming come from? That is hard to find. It might be from this:
In 2007, Harris Interactive surveyed 489 randomly selected members of either the American Meteorological Society or the American Geophysical Union for the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) at George Mason University. 97% of the scientists surveyed agreed that global temperatures had increased during the past 100 years; 84% said they personally believed human-induced warming was occurring, and 74% agreed that “currently available scientific evidence” substantiated its occurrence. Catastrophic effects in 50–100 years would likely be observed according to 41%, while 44% thought the effects would be moderate and about 13 percent saw relatively little danger. 5% said they thought human activity did not contribute to greenhouse warming. Wikipedia
So it mentions 97% BUT that 97% has nothing to do with with man made catastrophic warming effects in 50–100 years as many politicians pretend it does. In fact that Harris poll shows only a minority of 41% percent of scientists believe that. After 8 more years of no actual warming that minority of scientists that believes what politicians claim 97% believe seems to be getting smaller, from 41% to only about 24% to 36% still believe in the politicians type of man-made Global Warming theory, instead of the apparent 97% lie.
Watch this debate between the President of the Sierra Club and Senator Cruz. It shows how the only thread left is cling to the apparent 97% lie. It amazing. Which of them is searching for the truth? You decide, now that you are armed with the actual survey data.