The ‘97% of climate scientists’ agree sentiment is frequently quoted by climate alarmists, and understood to be valid. It is incredible that such a blatant misrepresentation has become the default position for those who espouse climate change. The facts present a very different picture.
An analysis of how this number came to exist, and how it has been misquoted appears in Forbes. The study behind the number came from an Australian scientist, Dr John Cook.
A real study that measures the proportion of scientists who agree was conducted in 2014, when the American Meteorological Society surveyed its members. The result? 52% of all American climate-related scientists.