Reply to Comments on “Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change”



Roland Granqvist's main concern with our study is that it did not include more specific questions about the causes and severity of global warming. In fact, our Eos article presented a snapshot of the full study [Kendall Zimmerman, 2008] in which we did ask about causes of warming, and in which we also explained that the survey was designed to have only a few key questions in order to maximize response. Granqvist also questioned our response rate, but as we explained in the report (with references), our response rate is typical for this type of survey. We actually were thrilled to receive more than 3000 responses, given that scientists are generally very busy.