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Here's how many scientists published peer-reviewed articles denying climate change in the past year:

Writes Holly Richmond at Grist:
Only one — ONE — of the 9,137 authors of peer-reviewed climate change articles rejected anthropogenic global warming. Geochemist James Powell did the research on publications from November 2012 and December 2013. (But if a year-long sample isn’t good enough for you, Powell previously examined 21 years of peer-reviewed literature and found that only 24 out of 13,950 articles — or two-tenths of a percent — came out and rejected human-caused climate change.)

The lone dissident, S. V. Avakyan, wrote in Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, “The contribution of the greenhouse effect of carbon-containing gases to global warming turns out to be insignificant.” But Coby Beck smacks this idea down in his “How to talk to a climate skeptic” series.

Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rush Limbaugh and George Will no doubt believe this is a result of a cabal of global warming hoaxers who have gained control of all these publications and brainwashed thousands of scientists with propaganda and government grants.

But as Powell notes: "Global warming denial is a house of cards."

The problem is that while .0109 percent of peer-reviewed scientists are deniers, 30 percent of the members of the House and Senate are. All of them Republicans. Another big chunk, moderate Republicans and, sadly, many Democrats, are delayers when it comes climate change policy. And delay is denial.

Originally posted to Meteor Blades on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS and Daily Kos.

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