Richard Tol Fights back – with an article in the Guardian showing that Cook’s 97% consensus is actually ‘nonsensus’

Watts Up With That?

Tol_GuardianConsensus is irrelevant in science. There are plenty of examples in history where everyone agreed and everyone was wrong.

While I admit to being quite surprised they’d allow him equal time, I doubt he’ll win any converts as much of the readership thinks 97% consensus is a fact, and they don’t really want to hear anything different. Tol writes:

Most of the papers they studied are not about climate change and its causes, but many were taken as evidence nonetheless.

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