Poll: Fewer Americans Believe in Global Warming

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 11:27 am

Fantastic news for conservatives and libertarians who’ve been pushing this message for years and getting called “kooks” for their trouble. A new Pew poll has only 57 percent of Americans saying there’s “solid evidence that the earth is warming,” down from 71 percent last year.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), probably the best-known climate change skeptic in Congress, is jumping on the news.

“Perhaps the most interesting finding in this poll,” said Inhofe in a statement, “aside from the precipitous drop in the number of Independents who believe global warming is a problem, is that the more Americans learn about cap-and-trade, the more they oppose cap-and-trade. And this explains quite clearly why Democrats don’t want the public to know about it.”

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HSR0601
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:30 am

Set apart the climate change as manifested in unpredictable seasons, drying up water sources, prolonged droughts and devastating floods, ice-melting and more, just to think of the sky in Beijing, human-made climate change might need no further evidence. Polluting toxic chemicals is comparable to the smoking habit that is detrimental to human health. And the numerous intractable diseases are almost certainly due to the toxic chemicals.

Breathing toxic chemicals in the outdoor air exposes all Americans to a lifetime cancer risk at least 10 times greater than the level considered acceptable under federal law, shows data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Beyond, provided the average temperature is getting higher, accordingly all forms of germs, bacterias, viruses, and influenza etc are more likely to multiply.

Some skeptics say the warning against hazards of climate change is overstated, but judging from more frequent and widespread outbreaks of e. coli, salmonella, and bird, swine flu cases endangering human lives and economic recovery seriously, some prompt measures need to be taken, I guess.


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chrisjay
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

There's a big pool of credulous rubes, and there are othersw who are begging to be convinced that anything the scientific community says is debateable. There are indeed 2 sides to the 'round earth' theory, so let's not be so hasty here…


zplonk
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

Wait, when has the general American public been right about anything scientific? When did the OPINIION of 1000 undereducated hillbillies been a SCIENTIFIC argument? Only when Imhofe is the audience.
Joe sixpack is as dumb as shit.

Just shows the skeptics have better marketing skills, are better con-men, snake oil sellers. Nothing else.


zplonk
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

LOL, is there a youtube on him saying that.


jwngator
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

Who is selling snake oil?

The facts are plain and simple:
1) The earth is cooling and has been for nearly a decade
2) Global warming theory is not coming from the scientific community – it's driven by political bodies

From where I'm standing, Global Warming supporters are the “dumb” ones – they just want to believe it SOOO badly that their ears are impervious to evidence (as is apparently the Global Warming theory, oh sorry, Climate Change.) Now that's very convenient…


jwngator
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

Who is selling snake oil?

The facts are plain and simple:
1) The earth is cooling and has been for nearly a decade
2) Global warming theory is not coming from the scientific community – it's driven by political bodies

From where I'm standing, Global Warming supporters are the “dumb” ones – they just want to believe it SOOO badly that their ears are impervious to evidence (as is apparently the Global Warming theory, oh sorry, Climate Change.) Now that's very convenient…


Marlin
Comment posted April 18, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scientists…
You are calling these people hillbillies? There are hundreds of thousands that argue that climate change, changed from “global warming” is noting but a geo-political movement. Copenhagen was an attempt at global government, payable to world bankers who want to tax every human on earth. It is well documents, and the proof is there as world leaders are screaming from the rooftops that “it's gonna kill everyone if you don't let us tax and control you” while they own 15 5 k sq ft houses and consume more than 100 average Americans.

What a blind fool you are. How pathetic.


zplonk
Comment posted April 20, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

Wait, on your “LIST”, which you could have made up entirely, it's Wikipedia, after all, are only about 40 – 50 people, who are probably very BAD scientists, if that. For these 40-50 “scientists”, I can produce literally thousands of scientists who do NOT believe in Global Climate Destabilisation, because it's not an article of faith, but who think that science behind this is good and sound and PROVEN.
All you can give me is a bunch of hacks.

Richard Lindzen: Booted out of MIT for falsification of records
George V. Chilingar: misappropation of funds and in general, a lackey of Big Oil.
Tad Murty, oceanographer: scandal with an underage student.

And so on, and so on.


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