Uh Oh: American’s Denial Of Climate Change Hits Record Low. Or Something

I guess our little jig of being skeptical of a cult-like political movement masquerading as science is up!

Americans’ Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

Only 16% of Americans believe there is not enough evidence to prove global climate change is real, the lowest percentage since asurvey began asking the question in 2008.

The study, which reports the result of a survey of more than 900 Americans from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment, shows that 70% of U.S. residents believe evidence supporting global warming. That’s a 7 percentage point increase over the spring of 2015 and a 10 percentage point increase from last fall.

“This is not a trivial jump,” said report author Barry Rabe, a professor at the University of Michigan. “When you see a shift like this in a relatively short period of time, that’s significant.”

Well, dagnabit, I guess we’ll all have to be good little Warmists now. Or, something?

The problem here is the question asked: “From what you’ve read and heard, is there solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past four decades?

In fact, the answer would be “yes, there is.” There was a big spike in temps from around 1978 through 1996, which then went into a pause period, which, depending on the measuring system used, still shows a very tiny increase in global temperatures. What this doesn’t prove is anthropogenic causation. You don’t have to believe in man-caused global warming/climate change to say that the temps have gone up. They have. Just like in previous warm periods.

This is how they play the game, avoiding questions that differentiate between mostly/solely caused by Mankind and mostly/solely caused by Nature. Time even notes (kudos to Justin Worland for even writing this)

It’s unclear whether public belief in climate change will create a stronger mandate for action on public policy. For one, the results of survey don’t indicate whether respondents believe climate change is manmade, a key sticking point for those who oppose more regulation. More broadly, views on climate change can change shift quickly, Rabe said.


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2 Responses to “Uh Oh: American’s Denial Of Climate Change Hits Record Low. Or Something”

  1. Hank_M says:

    Using polls is another tactic the left/msm uses to influence public opinion.

    The polls are worthless.

  2. Dana says:

    I have absolutely objection if Jeffrey wants to by a Nissan Leaf, and think that he’s helping the environment, because there’s no exhaust coming from his tailpipe — we will assume here that his words on this site do not constitute exhaust from his tailpipe — even though the power plant somewhere is burning hydrocarbon fuels to make the sparktricity to run his car. Nor do I object if John turns in all of his firearms and uses the bus to get to work in the morning, though I’d be sorry for him if he did get mugged on his way to the station.

    Nor do I have any objection to either of them telling us that global warming climate change is real and that we’re all doomed; they are free men and can believe whatever they want. What I do object to is people trying to make my family and me poorer by adding additional costs to fuel — and everything else — for no good reason.

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