97% said their cats prefer it

Its official, 97% of peer-reviewed science papers, that expressed a preference, agree that climate change is caused by human activity.

Academics have surveyed nearly 12,000 academic papers penned by 29,000 scientists. There were 4,000-plus papers that took a position on the causes of climate change and less than 100 of these disputed the scientific consensus that climate change is the result of human activity.

Here is what the lead author had to say about the survey

Call me a cynic but all I could think about was the “8 out of 10 owners who expressed a preference said their cats preferred it” Whiskers ad and how I didn’t believe that either.

And later I imagined what it was like back in the day when every intellectual believed that the earth was flat until some crazy dude decided to sail all the way around it.

And later still I decided that it really is missing the point because it does not matter what the cause is, it is the effects we have to worry about.

 

2 thoughts on “97% said their cats prefer it

  1. Legendary Not sure if you got my original response but making progress with stuff at work. Hoping to get some internal funds to write a paper. Will talk to you later in week about it.

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  2. Love it. You should be on the green transfer (a Freudian slip of the autocorrect function whilst typing)

    You will be pleased to know that one of my bosses has harangued me into applying for some funding to write a environmental/disability paper on a subject close to her heart – will send through an outline by end of week. She is quite a greenie and has a bit of weight at work. Just internal Uni funding unfortunately but a start nonetheless.

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