[ RadSafe ] "overwhelming" number of scientists and climate change

Jerry Cohen jjc105 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 25 15:00:20 CDT 2012

Karen,, I am curious--how do we determine what the overwhelming number of 
scientists believe  or not believe. Of the 100 or so scientisst who I might 
personally know, almost all of them believe that concern over global warming is 
nonsense. Of course, the number of scientisists who I might personally know is a 
small frection of the total number, but I suspect it might be a representative 
sample. Has anyone done a statistically valid survey on the subject?
As to what do I believe-----
    I believe I'll have another beer.

From: Karen Street <Karen_Street at sbcglobal.net>
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List 
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Sent: Tue, July 24, 2012 12:12:54 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] since we're talking about climate change

In the past and just now, people on this list who don't accept climate change 
have posted that they don't accept climate change.

I am curious as to what you do believe.

Please avoid explaining that the overwhelming number of scientists are wrong or 
read this or that this great scientist thinks other scientists are wrong.

• Is Earth warming, and at what rate (in °C/decade)?
• What is the cause? Don't use the word natural, but give particular mechanisms, 
such as Earth is moving closer to the sun.

When I ask climate skeptics/deniers these questions, it feels like pulling teeth 
to get answers other than, "you're wrong, you child of Satan." Or the ones about 
natural or scientists are just wrong or here is my scientist (inject name of 
novelist or journalist) who disagrees.

I really am curious.
Best wishes, 
Karen Street
Friends Energy Project
blog http://pathsoflight.us/musing/index.php

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