Anyway, 70% of the scientists didn't even respond to the survey, and only seventy-nine of them were "climate scientists", whatever that means. If you think seventy-nine climate scientists are representative of the "climate science" community, then you need to retake statistics 101.
They surveyed 10,000 but only got a response from 3,146. I'll see your 3,146 and raise you 9,029 PhDs: Global Warming Petition ProjectEvery single scientist on record with a university or government institution as being any kind of earth scientists. It is, by far, the biggest survey every completed of scientists on the topic. If we don't go with the results from that, what is the alternative? Just making things up willy nilly?
Technically speaking, every scientist studies "the climate", as "the climate" is nothing more than the aggregation of globalized physical phenomena. Physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists, meteorologists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, etc., are all in fields that are relevant to "the climate" or to climate modeling or to the basic application of the scientific method. Citing a survey (not a very scientific sampling method, by the way) that only consists of seventy-nine so-called "climatologists" as evidence that 97% of "climate scientists" say AGW has been "scientifically proven" is just ridiculous and demonstrates a profound ignorance of basic statistical methodology and scientific nomenclature. The mere phrase "scientifically proven" is itself a contradiction in terms. Hypotheses are not "proven" in science, one can only fail to reject them.Yeah, they're the subsection that studies the climate.
I commend you for not reflexively rejecting nuclear energy like so many liberals are apt to do, but I think your fixation on green energy and AGW is clouding your judgement as it concerns the immediate energy needs of our country.I do. As does the Obama administration. Dr. Chu- the secretary of energy- is focused on a plan to convert over to primarily nuclear over the course of the next 50 years. The problem is that it isn't really totally ready for primetime yet safetywise and it takes forever to deploy plants and they're really expensive. So, he wants to fill in the gap with alternative energy. I think that's about right.