daverupa wrote:It's easy to make stats favor your argument when you artificially constrain the sample. Weak.
And how do we know it wasn't done in case of pie chart posted by Kim? I am not saying that it was... But I've read similar things to what you have said when it comes to AGW, that the question was tricky and that polled scientists were picked to produce certain result... If you want, I can try to find it again. But let us be clear, there are other consensus that suggest that majority of scientists do not believe in AGW.
This sharp contrast between the large majority of meteorologists who believe global warming is happening and the modest minority who are nevertheless very worried about it is consistent with other scientist surveys. This contrast exposes global warming alarmists who assert that 97% of the world’s scientists agree humans are causing a global warming crisis simply because these scientists believe global warming is occurring. However, as this and other scientist surveys show, believing that some warming is occurring is not the same as believing humans are causing a worrisome crisis...
For example, a position statement recently published by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and frequently cited as the “definitive” indication of scientific consensus on global warming was authored by a mere 23 persons. Of those 23 persons, only five had Ph.D.s in a field closely related to climate science, an equal number (5) were staffers for environmental activist groups, two were politicians, one was the EPA general counsel under the Clinton administration and 19 of the 23 had already spoken out on behalf of global warming alarmism prior to being chosen for the panel. Clearly the scientific weight of the NAS statement pales in comparison to the AMS meteorologist survey.http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor ... -skeptics/
daverupa wrote:Remember that pie chart with the comparison of peer-reviewed articles accepting or rejecting AGW? That pie chart answers your question.
You mean this one
Which says: "13,950 peer-reviewed climate articles
1991-2012. 24 reject global warming".
Please note, 13,950 are climate articles. It doesn't say 13,950 articles proving
that humans cause Global Warming.
And 24 do reject AGW.
Without analyzing all of them, it is hard to conclude the QUALITY of facts - rather than quantity.
As for temperature predictions: