Read here. A recent survey reveals that the fundamental underpinnings of the catastrophic AGW global warming science based on climate models are not robustly held by even those scientists who think that the IPCC reports add value to advancement of climate science.
"As Judith Curry has been noting over at her weblog, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the building blocks of climate science. The scientists know this. The politicians, propagandists and the converted acolytes haven’t gotten the message. If this survey does not educate them, nothing will."Survey results of 379 climate scientists - an overabundance of non-consensus:
- "#1 - Only 12% agree or strongly agree that data availability for climate change analysis is adequate.
- #2 - Only 25% agree or strongly agree that “Data collection efforts are currently adequate,”
- #3 - Only 17.75% agree or strongly agree with the statement, “The state of theoretical understanding of climate change phenomena is adequate.”
- #4 - Only 22% think atmospheric models deal with hydrodynamics in a manner that is adequate or very adequate.
- #5 - Only thirty percent (30%) feel that way about atmospheric models’ treatment of radiation
- #6 - Only 9% feel that atmospheric models are adequate in their treatment of water vapor–and not one respondent felt that they were ‘very adequate.’
- #7 - Only 1% felt that atmospheric models dealt well with clouds
- #8 - Only 20% felt ocean models dealt well with hydrodynamics
- #9 - Only 11% felt that way about modeled treatment of heat transport in the ocean
- #10 - Only 6.5% felt that way about oceanic convection
- #11 - Only 12% felt that there exists an adequate ability to couple atmospheric and ocean models
- #12 - Only 7% agree or strongly agree that “The current state of scientific knowledge is developed well enough to allow for a reasonable assessment of the effects of turbulence,”
- #13 - Only 26% felt that way about surface albedo
- #14 - Only 8% felt that way about land surface processes
- #15 - Only 11% [felt that way] about sea ice
- #16 - Only 32% agreed or strongly agreed that the current state of scientific knowledge is developed well enough to allow for a reasonable assessment of the effects of greenhouse gases emitted from anthropogenic sources"