Comment on 'Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature'

Tol, Richard (2016) Comment on 'Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature'. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (4). 048001. ISSN 1748-9326

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Abstract

Cook et al's highly influential consensus study (2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 024024) finds different results than previous studies in the consensus literature. It omits tests for systematic differences between raters. Many abstracts are unaccounted for. The paper does not discuss the procedures used to ensure independence between the raters, to ensure that raters did not use additional information, and to ensure that later ratings were not influenced by earlier results. Clarifying these issues would further strengthen the paper, and establish it as our best estimate of the consensus.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0276 Mathematical statistics
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 08:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60450

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