On March 17, 2017, Michelle Stirling presented "The Myth of the 97% Consensus" to the FreedomTalk.ca Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta. In her talk, she deconstructs a number of the most cited consensus surveys and explains why there is no 97% consensus, why this figure is repeatedly used as 'statisticulation' and what the Asch Conformity … Continue reading The Myth of the 97% Consensus. Hey! They’re fooling you.
On March 31, 2017 on our twitter feed we received this comment and marked up graph from peaceful data boy @jamjoumie I wish you were applied the same skepticism of methodology to the appallingly misleading visualisations you cite Since twitter is an unlikely forum for full explanations, we offer this blog post written up by our … Continue reading Responding to a Tweet about a Graph
Friends of Science Society has issued two new reports. The first entitled “Climate Change Risk Clouds Boardroom Competency” challenges a recent report by SHARE – Shareholder Association for Research and Education. SHARE claims energy and utility corporate boards should have ‘climate change competent’ directors. Climate change is a complex interdisciplinary field far removed from the … Continue reading New Reports Challenge SHARE on Climate Change Risk and ‘Denial’ for Pension Fund Trustees and Corporate Boards