Quora discussion about the source of the “97% consensus” claim, with good references from John Walker:


Maarten Keijzer  · 3y

The Doran paper is not the source of the claim. This is the article by Cook et.al. that is: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024/pdf

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John Walker  · 3y

Actually there have multiple poorly done studies, all with severe selection bias and/or other fallacies, which have been published claiming the fallacious consensus (some 97%, some less).

As far as I can tell, the first was Oreskes in 2004, which claimed 75% consensus that humans affect climate. Duh!

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

This was followed by Doran et al in 2009:


And then Cook et al in 2013:


And i believe there may have been others, but none show a legitimate, non-biased conclusion of such high consensus.

There have been even more papers published debunking the 97% consensus claim, but, for some reason, much of the corporate media and leftist/globalist/alarmist websites have failed to publicize these!

But here are just a few of the references debunking the 97%:

The 97 Percent Solution | National Review

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

'97% Of Climate Scientists Agree' Is 100% Wrong

Shock Poll: Meteorologists Are Global Warming Skeptics