Study: Only 1 of 9,136 recent peer-reviewed authors rejects global warming

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A detailed study of peer-reviewed scientific journals shows why climate deniers have absolutely no scientific credibility, says researcher James Lawrence Powell in DeSmogBlog.

I HAVE BROUGHT MY PREVIOUS STUDY (see here and here) up-to-date by reviewing peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals over the period from 12 November 2012 through 31 December 2013.

I found 2,258 articles, written by a total of 9,136 authors. Only one article, by a single author in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, rejected man-made global warming.

I discuss that article here.

My previous study, of the peer-reviewed literature from 1991 through 12 November 2012, found 13,950 articles on “global warming” or “global climate change.” Of those, I judged that only 24 explicitly rejected the theory of man-made global warming. The methodology and details for the original and the new study are described here.

Anyone can repeat as much of the new study as they wish — all of it if they like.

Download a Microsoft Excel database of the 2,258 articles here. It includes the title, document number and Web of Science accession number. Scan the titles to identify articles that might reject man-made global warming. Then use the DOI or WoS accession number to find and read the abstracts of those articles, and where necessary, the entire article.

If you find any candidates that I missed, please email me here.

The scientific literature since 1991 contains a mountain of evidence confirming man-made global warming is true and no convincing evidence that it is false. Global warming denial is a house of cards.

This article ‒ Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility: Only 1 of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming ‒ is syndicated from Desmogblog and is posted here with permission. Read more by James Lawrence Powell at

James Lawrence Powell is, of course, not the only one to have completed a study showing consensus among real peer-reviewed scientists on global warming; there has been abundant highly credible research to confirm that the jury is in on global warming:

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