Thank God you can speak English without knowing how to spell it. :-)
You are exactly right but in fact it is not necessary to “debunk” the 97%. Even a quick perusal of the actual “97%” reports shows the 97% conclusion as reported to be wrong. The reports lump anyone who thinks there is any warming or who think humans MIGHT be causing warming into the same basket and then claim they all believe in human caused catastrophic warming.
And, of course, science isn’t done by “consensus” but by prediction and verification. No actual scientific fact is supported by percent of scientists. The fact that the warmunists always resort to that demonstrates the lack of actual science in play.
I know science and I know pseudo-science. I also understand CO2 as a greenhouse gas and what processes can cause the Earth to warm. The important thing in science is that any predictions are reflected in actual behavior. The fact is that the predictions have grossly over estimated the warming. That means they are WRONG! The only proper scientific conclusion is that CO2 does not warm the Earth as much as the alarmists would have us believe. The truth is that the warming is moderate and not catastrophic.
That reference is a made up comic, not reality!
Now we have idiots who can’t tell the difference between climate and weather blaming every heavy rainfall or drought or hurricane or … on “CLIMATE CHANGE!”
You’ve never taken any classes in linguistics, have you? One of the first things you learn is that languages evolve no matter what people do to try and stop it. And they evolve in many different ways, including variations in pronunciation, meanings and usage. Some changes may seem uncouth to speakers at the time the transition is taking place.
I don’t deny the usefulness of the proper English language being taught and used but a hundred years from now it will be different. I suggest you re-read your posts before deciding who it is arrogantly proclaiming themselves "the final arbiter of what’s right and what’s wrong.”
“Average” is a colloquial term rather than a mathematical one and although it usually is the mean, it is often used to refer to the mode (the value with the most members of the set) and can refer to any significant intermediate values of a set of objects, sometimes selected non-mathematically.
the mean is a subset of various averages and is the one usually referred to when someone says “average”. There’s also (as has been mentioned) median and mode. RMS is also a kind of average as well as other statistical constructs.
My mom’s apple pie was the best, she did something with the crust that I’ve never experienced (it wasn’t just taste) in any other pie. When my brother died young she couldn’t bear to make them any more because it reminded her that it was his favorite. No recipe left behind to pass on :-(
It may be that Ed and Tiff are now going into the antique business: she does acquisition, he does sales.