Thursday, January 23, 2014
Geochemist James Lawrence Powell has published the simple pie chart above, along with statistics that lay waste to the position of climate change deniers. Specifically, Powell found that over the past year, 2,258 articles, written by 9,136 authors, were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals that confirm human-made climate change. Meanwhile, only one author wrote an article in a peer-reviewed journal rejecting human-caused climate change. If the deniers are confident in their stance, why are they so reticent about publishing? Powell calls climate change denial the real hoax:
I have brought my previous study (see here and here) up-to-date by reviewing peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals over the period from Nov. 12, 2012 through December 31, 2013. I found 2,258 articles, written by a total of 9,136 authors. (Download the chart above here.) Only one article, by a single author in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, rejected man-made global warming. I discuss that article here.
My previous study, of the peer-reviewed literature from 1991 through Nov. 12, 2012, found 13,950 articles on “global warming” or “global climate change.” Of those, I judged that only 24 explicitly rejected the theory of man-made global warming. The methodology and details for the original and the new study are described here.
...The scientific literature since 1991 contains a mountain of evidence confirming man-made global warming as true and no convincing evidence that it is false. Global warming denial is a house of cards.