May 8, 2012

Distribution of Professional Opinion on Anthropogenic Climate Change

The chart above is from Michael Tobis (and Stephen Ban) via Joe Romm at his indispensible Climate Progress blog. Romm says, “It is probably time to update that chart, since our inaction has shifted ‘most informed opinion’ to overlap almost exactly with ‘Considered Unreasonable: Not reported.’” (my emphasis)

By “informed opinion,” Tobis means “something like ‘people with Ph.D.’s who have spent more than 6 months full time equivalent on the subject.’”

This chart also appears at