"The paradigm is collapsing primarily due to the fact that the climate appears to be far less sensitive to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations than the so-called scientific consensus had assumed."More on consensus.
... In nearly 40 years as an Earth Scientist (counting college), I have never seen such an obsession with consensus.
... Why is there such an obsession with a 97% consensus? My guess is that it is to enable [political] demagoguery.
And speaking of political climate demagoguery: