CEI files formal complaint regarding NASA’s claim of 97% climate scientist agreement on global warming 

Posted: July 14, 2019 by oldbrew in Accountability, climate, Legal

Whatever exactly was supposed to have been agreed on, it must be difficult to show 97% support without any actual data to back it up. Is it any more than fake news?

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) petitioned NASA to remove from its website the claim that 97 percent of climate scientists agree humans are responsible for global warming, reports The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF).

The petition, filed under the Information Quality Act (IQA), points out the major flaws in the studies cited by NASA to substantiate its claim. 

It requests the agency remove the claim from its website and stop circulating it in agency materials.

While NASA asserts the “97 percent” claim is supported by a number of studies, CEI contends that claim has major flaws that have been documented by critics. These include:

— Incorrectly categorizing scientists who take “no-position” as endorsing the view that humans are responsible for climate change.
— Failing to include relevant sources without explanation.
— Failing to match the terms used as the basis for a study to the claim actually made by NASA.

“The claim that 97% of climate scientists believe humans are the primary cause of global warming is simply false,” said CEI attorney Devin Watkins. “That figure was created only by ignoring many climate scientists’ views, including those of undecided scientists. It is time that NASA correct the record and present unbiased figures to the public.”

Under guidance released by Office of Management and Budget in April, NASA has 120 days to respond to CEI’s request for correction and its response must include a “point-by-point response to any data quality arguments” raised in the request.

Link to the petition here.

  1. oldbrew says:

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    good grief! still beating that dead horse for more funding?? How disgraceful.

    Here we go again:
    The basis for the consensus claim is this: In a landmark survey of 10,257 Earth Scientists, 96.2% (76 scientists), out of 2.5% (79 scientists) selected from the 30.7% (3146 scientists) who responded, agreed that it’s “generally” warmer now than it was in the 1700s at the depths of the Little Ice Age. [in other words a non sequitur and unrelated to ‘proof’ of AGW]
    31,487 American scientists have signed a petition that clearly states that mankind’s contribution to changing climate is not proven, including 9,029 with PhDs.

  3. oldbrew says:

    New – or no – careers for the other 3%?

  4. oldbrew says:

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