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Pew: Public’s Belief In Global Warming Waning

From the Daily Caller:

Poll: 4 percent of Americans believe lizard people control world

By Jamie Weinstein | April 3, 2013

According to a Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, 28 percent of American voters believe “that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.”

The poll also found that 13 percent of American voters believe that President Barack Obama is the anti-Christ, 14 percent feel the CIA was involved in distributing crack cocaine to Americans in the 1980s, 9 percent believe the government adds fluoride to America’s water supply for “sinister reasons” and 11 percent think the U.S. government “knowingly allowed the attacks on September 11th, 2001, to happen.”

Perhaps most surprisingly, only 4 percent of American voters said they believe shape-shifting lizard people “control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies.”

PPP polled a total of 20 so-called conspiracies, including on such politically polarized issues as global warming and whether the administration of George W. Bush misled the public about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction.

A majority of Republicans responded saying they believe that global warming is a hoax, while a majority of Democrats said it wasn’t.

It’s really got to hurt the environmental whackos to see ‘global warming’ listed alongside these other crackpot conspiracies by their leftist comrades at Pew.

A majority of Democrats said the Bush administration intentionally misled the nation about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, while a majority of Republicans said it did not…

The poll also asked Americans about aliens, whether Paul McCartney is really alive and the link between vaccinations and autism, among other topics…

And speaking of their poll on global warming. We have this heartening news from the Washington Post:

The public’s interest in climate change is waning

By Juliet Eilperin | April 2, 2013

… A new Pew poll shows the percentage who say that global warming is a “very serious” problem has slipped six points since October.

While Pew reported an identical uptick in the number calling it “somewhat serious”–meaning that more than six in 10 respondents still call climate change somewhat or very serious — the decline in those who describe it in dire terms means that public attitudes are now around where they were in 2010, close to the lowest level of concern in eight years on the issue.

In short: the American public wants elected officials to do something about global warming, but only a fraction of these citizens are willing to prioritize the issue….

Huh? That isn’t what the poll said at all.

In an e-mail Tuesday, James Hansen wrote that forcing the federal government to act on the matter “is difficult,” even if activists make an appeal to the courts.

“As in the case of civil rights, the courts do not get too far ahead of public opinion. That is why it is so important to clarify the communications, and our failure as a scientific community to communicate clearly the urgency of actions to stabilize climate.”

You see? Even fighting against climate change is like fighting for civil rights now.

By the way, the aforementioned James Hansen is quitting his government job, so that he can sue the government.

From a tear-soaked New York Times:

Climate Maverick to Quit NASA

By JUSTIN GILLIS | April 1, 2013

James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week, giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases.

His departure, after a 46-year career at the space agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, will deprive federally sponsored climate research of its best-known public figure.

At the same time, retirement will allow Dr. Hansen to press his cause in court. He plans to take a more active role in lawsuits challenging the federal and state governments over their failure to limit emissions, for instance, as well as in fighting the development in Canada of a particularly dirty form of oil extracted from tar sands.

“As a government employee, you can’t testify against the government,” he said in an interview…

Of course, in a better world the government would sue Mr. Hansen for being a fraud.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Pew: Public’s Belief In Global Warming Waning”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Looks like weather to me

  2. Curiosity says:

    That is a pretty amazing picture. Well played.

  3. USSFreedom says:

    The warming causing the cold argument had me boiling water to make ice cubes.

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