Half of Meteorologists don’t Believe in Man-Made Global Warming

AMS LogoBy Michael Bastasch –

Not all scientists agree that global warming is man-made. Nearly half of meteorologists and atmospheric science experts don’t believe that human activities are the driving force behind global warming, according to a survey by the American Meteorological Society.

The survey of AMS members found that while 52 percent of American Meteorological Society members believe climate change is occurring and mostly human-induced, 48 percent of members do not believe in man-made global warming.

Furthermore, the survey found that scientists who professed “liberal political views” were much more likely to believe in the theory of man-made global warming than those who without liberal views.

“Political ideology was the factor next most strongly associated with meteorologists’ views about global warming. This also goes against the idea of scientists’ opinions being entirely based on objective analysis of the evidence, and concurs with previous studies that have shown scientists’ opinions on topics to vary along with their political orientation,” writes survey author Neil Stenhouse of George Mason University.

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  • james freeman

    Liberals scientists are biased in their interpretation of data? Well duh Einstein.

  • Paul

    I find it ridiculous that we are still talking about global warming when there has not been any this century. Antarctic sea ice is getting closer to Australian shores, but not very close yet. Maybe when they need ice breakers for ships to enter the port of Melbourne, will the global warmists accept that maybe they got it wrong.

    • I disagree. The entire planet could freeze over, (which has occurred several times in Earth’s past), and the global warmists would freeze to death believing it was caused by AGW. There is no truth, proof, or evidence that will ever dissuade them from their beliefs. You may have an easier time convincing the Pope that there is no God than convincing a warmist that there is no AGW.

      • Leah

        You are much more likely to die in a deep freeze than so-called global warming anyway. I heard about global warming since the late 80’s. If that was the case, don’t you think it would have happen by now? Also, what about the polar bear expresses of 1994, 1996, record snowfall of 2008, then another polar bear express recently?

    • robert

      If they are wrong about global warming and it isn’t getting warmer, something has to be addressed. Maybe global warming causes global cooling? We can call it climate change. Intuitively, this must be caused by man, and the united states must be to blame. We need regulations, to hell with jobs, the economy, and the people.

  • Rob N. Hood

    I want whatever it is you’re smokin’ Paul.

  • John

    Just re-read a 1980 book “Judgement of Jupiter” by R A Tilms making the following predictions:
    1.”Climatologists are debating whether we are 1000years away from a new Ice Age or merely 100 years…”
    2.”Ice Ages seem to correspond to changes in Earths orbit..” (ie. closer or farther from the Sun).
    3.”A model (based on orbit) predicts Northern Hemisphere glaciation.”
    4.”The very warm weather of the past 50 years is now almost certainly coming to an end. Normal may be unbelievably harsh weather – Floods, Excessive Rainfall, Abnormal High Winds, Abnormal Temperatures, Drought. Erratic weather may be one sigh of an impending Ice Age.”
    5.”The triggering mechanism for these sudden shifts of the Jetstream could be the sunspot cycle.”
    “During Sunspots, massive cosmic radiation plasma streams of magnetic energy hit the Earth. The received energy surplus helps melt the glaciers at the poles, cooling the seas, land and air above which changes the weather belts affecting all natural and human activity.”

  • Chris

    It’s not true that 48% of meteorologists don’t believe in man made global warming. Only 5% said that global warming is mostly natural. 20% say that there is insufficient evidence to determine a cause. Also, not everyone surveyed was a climate expert. “Climate science experts who publish mostly on climate change and climate scientists who publish mostly on other topics were the two groups most
    likely to be convinced that humans have contributed to global warming, with 93% of each group indicating their concurrence.”

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