Welcome to The Consensus Project home. This page is a hub of links to various articles and resources associated with The Consensus Project.
The Peer-Reviewed Paper
Our peer-reviewed paper Quantifying the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming in the Scientific Literature is freely available at the Environmental Research Letters (ERL) website. ERL has a innovative feature for peer-reviewed journals - they feature a video abstract which summarises the results of the paper in under 4 minutes. You can download the full paper (PDF) and the Supplementary Material (PDF).
The website theconsensusproject.com explains the results of Quantifying the Consensus in a simple, user-friendly fashion. The website was designed pro-bono by New York design and advertising firm SJI Associates. The Share page presents a number of graphics ideal for sharing on Facebook and Twitter.
You can download the following data related to our research:
- Details of each paper and ratings based on the papers’ abstract (Year, Paper Title, Journal, Authors, Category rating (based on abstract), Endorsement level (based on abstract))
- Ratings by the authors of the papers (Year, Abstract Endorsement Level, Self-Rated Endorsement Level)
- First and second ratings by our team. Ratings are ordered sequentially. E.g., in order that original ratings were made (Article Id #, Original endorsement rating, Original category rating, Endorsement rating after consultation stage, Category rating after consultation stage)
- Data of 1000 "no position" abstracts that were reexamined for expressions of uncertainty about AGW (Article Id #, Expression of uncertainty on AGW. 0 = no position expressed on AGW. 1 = expression of uncertainty)
- The survey protocol used by the rating team
- All the articles listed by Id number (Article Id #, Year of Publication and Paper Title)
- Article abstracts (Article Id #, Year of Publication, Category, Endorsement Level, Title and Abstract)
Rate Abstracts: Replicate our Research!
We've created an interactive rating system that lets you rate the abstracts examined in our analysis. This lets you repeat the process we went through, reading through abstracts and categorising their type of research and level of endorsement of human-caused global warming. We found reading through these abstracts impressed on us the breadth and depth of climate research in existence.
Once you start rating abstracts, you can compare your ratings to the results from The Consensus Project. All your ratings are saved (but kept private) so you can come back anytime to check out the papers you've rated. You can view the research category and the level of endorsement rated by yourself next to the ratings given in the Quantifying the Consensus paper.
Frequently Asked Questions
We address a number of questions about our research in our Frequently Asked Questions. The section is divided into two sections. Methodology Questions looks at questions about the specific processes we undertook in our research. Philosophical Questions looks at more general questions about consensus and it's role in science. It is anticipated that this page will continue to grow as we encounter more questions about our research.
We have a collection of graphic resources relevant to our research and the scientific consensus in general. All our graphics are under a creative commons licence and freely available for republishing. Most of the graphics are provided in 1024 x 768 form, ideal for powerpoints but also useful for blog posts and articles.
Check out the media coverage of Quantifying the Consensus in newspapers, online magazines and blogs.
Rebuttals related to consensus
SkS Blog Posts about The Consensus Project