Uh Oh: Fewer Americans Doubt Climate Change Is Real

This is just so utterly horrible for Skeptics!!!!!!

Survey: Fewer Americans doubt climate change is real

A new survey finds that fewer Americans doubt that climate change is happening, but it continues to be a highly polarizing issue.

Here’s the associated graphic

Interestingly, the number who are unsure is at a high. But, say, what about the question asked?

This is the latest survey in the series of National Surveys on Energy and Environment conducted by Muhlenberg College and the University of Michigan. Researchers asked a random sample of 768 people, “Is there solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past four decades?

Now, if I am asked that question, I would answer “yes, there is solid evidence.” Because there is. You had a big spike going from late 70’s through about 1996, then a huge El Nino spike, then essentially statistically insignificant warming since. But, the temps have still gone up hundreds to tenths of a degree.

Yet, this does not cover causation in the least. And that is what the debate is about: What has caused the warming.

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6 Responses to “Uh Oh: Fewer Americans Doubt Climate Change Is Real”

  1. Liam Thomas says:

    The EnviroNazi’s depend on ignorance and a failure of our school system to actually cover the system adequately.

    If there was actual danger I would be pounding the drum too….but there is not.

    People like John and Jeffery claim there are trillions of dollars in losses each year due to the environment and while this is technically true it has very little to do with Global warming and everything to do with the fact that there are now 7 billion people living on an idustrilized planet.

    We are no longer Nomads herding sheep in the pastures but have built gigantic monuments to our vanity called cities. These cities are like grains of sand on a beach across this planet..

    We are razing the rain forests in Central and South America…the lungs of the planet and still its fossil fuels that is the cause.

    We are fishing reefs dry, we are using pesticides and herbicides and antibiotics in all our food……we use high fructose Corn Syrup to increase the calorie count in our food and HFCS is pretty much the culprit for the drastic spike in heart disease and diabetes in and around the world.

    Yes the world is in trouble but the Fossil Fuel industry is not the problem…..

    It never was.

  2. john says:

    Liam could you please point out where I said that there was trillions in losses?
    And Teach is that pause now over?http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/
    This is a graph of the temps at the surface of the Earth ( that is where i live)
    How about posting it up ?

  3. john says:

    Causation ? ?
    Teach what do you think is causing this spike in temps?

  4. john says:

    so the few who say that there is no evidence of global warming is now at an all time low.
    How about posting a Gallup poll showing that most people believe that global warming is AGW?

  5. Hoagie says:

    It doesn’t matter what “most people believe”, John. What matters is the truth and what can be proved. Since climate change has continuously occurred on this planet for at least 6 billion years you and your ilk are tasked with proving man causes it now when man did not exist for the first 5.9999 billion years of climate change.

    Climate change occurs with or without humans or do you believe it doesn’t?

  6. Jeffery says:

    Hoagie,

    Perhaps you meant 6 thousand years instead of 6 billion years? In any event the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, not 6 thousand or 6 billion.

    Climate change occurs with or without humans

    Absolutely true. But not by magic. Large changes in the mean surface temperature result from physical changes in either the amount of energy entering or leaving. Science, not magic. Every bit of scientific evidence supports the theory that the current period of rapid warming results from less energy leaving. The scientifically established reason less energy is leaving is from an increase in greenhouse gases, mostly CO2. Science Deniers So-called “skeptics” have yet to proffer a reasonable, scientifically sound alternative hypothesis.

    Lung cancer occurred in humans before smoking, but most cases today are associated with smoking.

    Similarly for oral, larynx, bladder and liver cancer. (HPV infection is pushing smoking aside as a primary cause of oral cancers).

    Is this evidence to you that smoking does not cause cancer?

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