Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meteorologist's poll finds no consensus on climate change & those with liberal political views far more likely to believe in man-made global warming

Meteorologists’ views about global warming:  A survey of American Meteorological Society professional members

Meteorologists and other atmospheric science experts are playing important roles in helping society respond to climate change. Members of this professional community are not unanimous in their views of climate change, and there has been tension among members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) who hold different views on the topic.

In January 2012, the AMS surveyed its members via email and found 52 percent believe global warming is happening and is mostly human-caused, while 48 percent do not. The survey also found that scientists with professed liberal political views were far more likely to believe global warming is human-caused than others.

Authors of the survey recommended that the AMS should “acknowledge and explore the uncomfortable fact that political ideology influences the climate change views of meteorology professionals; refute the idea that those who do hold non-majority views just need to be “educated” about climate change; [and] continue to deal with the conflict among members of the meteorology community.”


A detailed discussion of the survey results can be found here.

Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Have not tried this yet, but...
been thinking about it.

Water expands when frozen.
If the ice caps melt, the water level should drop, not rise!

Take a glass, measure the water level and mark it on the glass.

Add ice, mark the level again.

Cover the glass with plastic wrap to prevent evaporation.

When the ice melts in the morning, see what the different water level islevel is?

More than what it was with ice, or less?


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