• S W

    You misread the article.
    33.33% of published scientific climate research indicate the earth is warming.
    Of those, 97% say that humans are to blame.
    This means that 97% of 33.33% of papers on climate change indicate that the earth is warming AND humans are to blame.
    This amounts to 32.33% of all published scientific climate research indicates that the earth is warming AND humans are to blame.
    But 32.33% doesn’t look as strong of an argument as 97% does it?

    As an example.
    I have 10 scientists.
    2 scientists say the globe is cooling.
    5 scientists say there is not enough data to say if the globe is warming or cooling.
    1 scientist say the globe is warming, and humans are not to blame.
    2 scientists say the globe is warming AND humans ARE to blame.

    30% of scientists in our example agree the globe is warming.
    20% of scientists in our example agree the globe is warming, and humans are to blame.
    66.66% of the-globe-is-warming scientists say humans are to blame for global warming.

    66.66% looks a lot better than 20% doesn’t it?

    But we can also say that 20% of scientists agree the globe is cooling.
    or 50% of scientists say there is global climate change!!!
    or 50% of scientists say there is no global climate change!!!
    or 100% of the-globe-is-cooling scientists agree, the globe is cooling!!!

    This is why we have the saying: “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics”

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