The EEN and the SBECI focus their analysis on the costs of global temperatures rising significantly versus the benefits of preventing global warming.
The SBECI attempts to express a deeper degree of humility.
Certainly, "if consensus means unanimity, there is not a consensus ..."; but consensus simply does not mean "unanimity." In fact, in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, entry 1a for consensus is "general agreement." (60) Thus, Statement 2 of the SBECI equivocates.
The authors of the SBECI acknowledged, "we do not have special training as scientists to allow us to assess the validity of climate science." (61) It is unlikely that this statement was intended to be taken in a strong sense.