Thursday :: Mar 11, 2010

What Global Warming?

by Steve

I guess it shouldn't be surprising that in the midst of a bad economy, a very cold and wet winter, an unrigorous scientific community, and a persistent and Pollution Lobby-funded corporate denial campaign that more Americans than ever doubt the seriousness of global warming.

Gallup's annual update on Americans' attitudes toward the environment shows a public that over the last two years has become less worried about the threat of global warming, less convinced that its effects are already happening, and more likely to believe that scientists themselves are uncertain about its occurrence. In response to one key question, 48% of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question.
Roughly half of Americans now say that "most scientists believe that global warming is occurring," down from 65% in recent years. The dominant opposing thesis, held by 36% of Americans, is that scientists are unsure about global warming. An additional 10% say most scientists believe global warming is not occurring.

Which is flatly not true, and a product of the conservative media telling its sheeple of great divisions within the scientific community.

Also, do you wonder why Gallup has been asking these global warming-related questions all these years at the end of winter, instead of at the end of summer?

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