How valid is this shrunken “consensus judgement”, anyway?

In my previous post I had noted that no less a luminary than Mike Hulme had (perhaps inadvertently) exposed the falsity of the oft-repeated claim of what IPCC Chair, Rajendra Pachauri calls “the scientific consensus on man-made climate change”. Hulme’s clarification and further clarification strongly suggest that his “example” (as poorly worded as he now…