Know Why You Don’t Believe In The Climate Change Hoax?

Because you can’t see polar bears starving to death right in front of your face. It’s the whole frog in a boiling pot thing, according to the alarmists at Grist

The frog and the polar bear: The real reasons Americans aren’t buying climate change

In the fall of 2008, Leiserowitz conducted a poll gauging Americans’ thoughts on the matter. Seventy-one percent of respondents said they believed global warming was happening, while 57 percent said humans were causing it. Fast forward two years, and only 57 percent of respondents to Leiserowitz’s poll believed global warming was real, while just 47 percent blamed humans.

Why can’t Americans seem to get their heads around climate change? While the recession, the Tea Party, a lack of media coverage, and other forces have taken a bite out of public support for the issue recently, the problem has its roots in human nature, researchers say.

Columbia psychology professor Elke Weber was among the early researchers to look at why the seriousness of climate change was not getting through to the American public. She and her fellow scholars have pointed out that climate change is intrinsically challenging to understand: Its main causes are invisible, its impacts are distant and far off for most Americans, and its signals are often hard to detect.

See? It has nothing to do with falsified data, cherry-picked data, fake data, politicized data, politicization of the “science”, unhinged and alarmist pronouncements, prognostications of things that might happen 50-100 years down the road, blaming everything on mankind, blaming every weather event on someone driving an SUV, oh, and a failure of Warmists to live their lives in accordance with their beliefs, not to mention living high on the carbon hog. Nope, it’s because you can’t see the effects of a trace invisible gas that has been at much higher levels for most of the history of the Earth, which will Destroy All Life or something this time, unlike the rest of Time.

In other words, he found that most people think “It’s the polar bear’s problem, not mine — and as long as it’s not my problem, I frankly have more pressing things to worry about.”

And why not? When we watch tens of thousands of True Believers hop on fossil fueled planes to head off for yet another climate vacation in a far off exotic spot at the ends of the Earth, why should we believe? When the temperatures are stagnant for 13 years, despite CO2 going way up, why should we believe?

In fact, two or three degrees would be a huge deal. Experts project sea levels in Florida will rise by three to five feet by 2100. With a two-foot rise, water would cover 28 percent of South Florida and wetlands would be lost as far from the coast as Homestead, about a 125-mile drive from Key West. Miami would become a barrier island.

So what, even if true? Things change. At one point, the central portion of the US was covered by an inland sea. During the last ice age, the Mediterranean was mostly empty of water. The Earth is not static. They grew reportedly excellent grapes for wine in England during the last warm period.

Some (including Grist’s own climate hawk, David Roberts) say that in order to startle Americans out of their apathy about climate change, we need to ring the alarm bells even louder. Some scholars, however, warn that approach could backfire. Tomorrow, we’ll discuss how they think it could be done differently.

Personally, I take the view that there are two reasons why the warmist religion is dying out. First, is because they are seeing the actual science, and find it lacking in reality. They are seeing through it and realizing that it is simply a manner to push fascistic controls on people and economies. Second, they are tired of the “alarm bells being rung”. They are tired of ever single thing that happens being blamed on someone driving an SUV and living a modern life. They are tired of people who are CO2 hogs telling them that they need to change their lives, while the CO2 hogs live the high life and enrich themselves.

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5 Responses to “Know Why You Don’t Believe In The Climate Change Hoax?”

  1. Word says:

    Why can’t Americans seem to get their heads around climate change?

    Perhaps this:

    Briffa:

    I find myself in the strange position of being very skeptical of the quality of
    all present reconstructions, yet sounding like a pro greenhouse zealot here!

    Jones:

    I too don’t see why the schemes should be symmetrical. The temperature ones
    certainly will not as we’re choosing the periods to show warming.

    Or perhaps this email written asking that his PHD THESIS not be revolked because it disagreed with the prevailing AGW scientists views of global warming:

    “You may be interesting [sic] in this snippet of information about Pat Michaels. Perhaps the University of Wisconsin ought to open up a public comment period to decide whether Pat Michaels, PhD needs re-assessing?”

    Climategate email:

    Thorne/MetO: Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the uncertainty and be honest.

    In the end the reason the numbers are falling and less and less people are believing in these so called scientists is because they perceive on thing……..

    a concerted effort to have a strategy to CONVINCE the people that AGW is happening.

    A strategy.

    SCIENTISTS need a strategy to convince people that they are right and the world is wrong.

    This is why they are losing believers…..because we all know that when you have to concoct a strategy to defend your beliefs then you are no different then any other zealot for a cause.

    We do not have a strategy to convince people to breathe…..you just do it….it works….everytime…..there is no strategy to convince new mothers that their babies must breathe to live………

    The very fact these emails revealed a concerted effort and strategy discussions turned many people off to the AGW craze and made them realize that we are all patsies to the AGW religion.

    and the coup de ta of it all……….

    “Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize
    greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels.”

    and there you have it..nations must invest trillions into pet projects in order to live another day.

  2. mojo says:

    Just a NB: “Startling” Americans can prove to be dangerous. They all carry guns, you know.

  3. Adobe Walls says:

    The fact that the only solution is to throw trillions at the problem should always be a big clue.

  4. Adobe Walls says:

    I don’t know about most folks but the fact that any one who was alive from the 70s or earlier has already survived two mass extinction events should make one skeptical of disaster scenarios.

  5. Blick says:

    Maybe I would believe in warming if the proponets lived like they believed in warming. Since they don’t live like it, neither will I. Blick

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