Tol says. '[The IPCC's] reputation of competence was shredded by the climate community’s celebration of the flawed works of Michael Mann'
'If you want to believe that climate researchers are incompetent, biased and secretive, Cook’s (97%) paper is an excellent case in point.'
The paper only claims that 97 percent of the scientific literature that takes a position on climate change (most does not) supports man-made global warming hypotheses. Yet supporters have used it to claim that 97 percent of scientists support global warming theories; they do not.
“In fact, about three-quarters of the papers counted as endorsements had nothing to say about the subject matter,” Tol says.