2012-03-08 10:29:35Leaderboard of surveys of climate papers
John Cook


I'm rather enamoured of the tag "largest ever survey of peer-reviewed climate papers" so want to confirm this is the case. Here are all the surveys I've been able to track down so far: let me know if you encounter any others in this thread and I'll add them to the leaderboard. Note - this is surveys of papers, not of scientists. For # of rejections and endorsements, the quantity is implicit + explicit unless otherwise stated.

Survey # of papers # of rejections # of endorsements Comments
Oreskes 2004 928 0 696 Dubious methodology on # of endorsements
Peiser 2005 1117 34 13 (explicit) Later reduced his # of rejections to 1: an opinion piece
Schulte 2009 539 31 244 Dubious methodology on # of rejections
Swedish TV 2010 8000 5   Did they really survey all 8000?

BTW, here is a great scholarly review of the consensus debate - recommended reading for all TCPers (they cite SkS and Haydn and my Climate Change Denial book)

2012-03-08 10:47:02
Dana Nuccitelli

Don't forget poptech's 900 ;-)

2012-03-08 10:49:12Poptech
John Cook


But as Rob H has shown in his numerous stoushes with Poptech, he won't acknowledge how many papers he surveyed to arrive at the 900 figure.