American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has looked at Climate Change positions amongst its 13,000 members, 4 times, this is what they concluded:
- 2017 Survey - they found 500 peer reviewed papers that showed deep skepticism on the consensus view (500 in 2016 alone, 1,000 for the prior 3 years). For there to be a 97% consensus, there would have to have been 20,000 peer reviewed papers published in 2016 (there weren't), and all of them would have had to been on Climate Change (they weren't), and the entirety would have had to agree with the consensus view (they don't).
- 2016 Survey - 67% of 4,092 participating members believe Climate Change is mostly due to man, 33% think Climate Change is natural or they don’t know.
- 2011 Study - of the 89% of members that think Climate Change is happening: 59% thought humans were primary cause, 11% felt man & nature were equal contributors, 23% felt not enough is known to say. Less that 1% of the member that though it was happening and would be harmful felt it could be prevented through mitigation and adaptation measures.
- 2009 Survey - 76% disagreed with the IPCC claims that climate change is "mostly man’s fault", 81% felt that the climate models were unreliable, 55% agreed that “global warming is a scam”.
2017 Kenneth Richards Survey
- Kenneth Richards found 1,000 peer reviewed papers over the last three years, or 500 in 2016 alone, that showed deep skepticism on the consensus view, that means for there to be a 97% consensus, the other side needs to find 20,000 peer reviewed papers last year (and 40,000 over the last 3 years) for there to be a 97% consensus. Otherwise consensus is way overstated.
2016 Survey about climate change
- 4,092 AMS members participated, 53.3% total participation rate.
- 96% think climate change is happening
- Only 18% think a large amount of it can be averted
- 67% think it is mostly due to man, 33% think it’s natural or they don’t know (far from the 97% consensus)
2011 Study of a CICCC position (Committee to Improve Climate Change Communications)
7,062 voting members were sent a detailed survey, 1,862 responded (>26%). 52% (968) had Ph.D’s. (the rest Masters), 41% had published in peer-reviewed journals in the last 5 years (over half on Climate Change specifically), Liberal respondents significantly outnumbered conservative respondents (48% vs. 21%). To compare AMS to the NAS (National Academy of Sciences), the NAS position of “definitive indication of global warming consensus” was based on the opinion of 23 people, only 5 of which had Ph.D.’s, 5 were staffer for Environmental Activist Organizations. That one got press for it’s credibility. The AMS has 200x the Ph.D., and as many Masters Degreed Scientists (with far more publication credits). The press prefers to quote from the NAS position than AMS.
- 53% of respondents believe there is conflict among AMS members regarding the topic of global warming (not a consensus)
- 89% of AMS meteorologists believe global warming is happening, of those:
- 59% thought humans were primary cause, 11% felt man & nature were equal contributors, 23% felt not enough is known to say, 6% said all natural causes
- 38% thought it will be very very harmful during the next 100 years, 12% + 2.4% thought the benefits would be equal to the harm, or outweigh the harm, respectively
- Of those that thought it would be harmful, only 2% thought that a large amount of the harm could be prevented through mitigation and adaptation measures, most thought little could be done
- only 30% are very worried about it, 28% were not very worried (or not worried at all), and 46% were in-between
2009 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society survey
This survey found that:
- 76% disagreed with the IPCC claims that climate change is mostly man’s fault ("Most of the warming since 1950 is very likely human-induced”)
- 81% felt that the climate models were unreliable (19 percent agree with the claims, “Global climate models are reliable in their projection for a warming of the planet”, or “Global climate models are reliable in their projections for precipitation and drought.”)
- 55% agreed that “global warming is a scam”