Make that the 36% consensus.
This is an oldie, but goodie, but worth revisiting in the context of today’s false belief that there is a 97% consensus. It would be interesting to see the exact same study done again today.
It seems that, inconveniently, a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all – but it isn’t the one you think.
In this 2012 peer-reviewed study published not long after Cook’s ridiculous 97% claim, only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis. Published in Organization Studies, a majority of the 1,077 scientists who responded to the survey believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.
Follow the money. Those who are most vocal about anthropogenic global warming and receiving the most money for trumpeting it.