After assessing 687 individuals named as “dissenting scientists” in the January 2009 version of the United States Senate Minority Report, the Center for Inquiry’s Credibility Project found that:
Further examination of the backgrounds of these individuals revealed that a significant number were identified as meteorologists, and some of these people were employed to report the weather.
- Slightly fewer than 10 percent could be identified as climate scientists.
- Approximately 15 percent published in the recognizable refereed literature on subjects related to climate science.
- Approximately 80 percent clearly had no refereed publication record on climate science at all.
- Approximately 4 percent appeared to favor the current IPCC-2007 consensus and should not have been on the list.
I remain opened minded about climate change. However, our government must use the best “peer reviewed” scientific research available. We have the Scientific Method for a reason.
A couple years ago, I came across the below video which arguments are inescapable.
Online Web resources for the Center for Inquiry Credibility Project can be found at http://www.centerforinquiry.net/credibilityproject .