Belief in Global Warming is Plummeting
In a recent post entitled "Steep Decline in Americans' Belief in Global Warming," the Huffington Post whines that "Americans seem to be cooling toward global warming."
Just 57 percent think there is solid evidence the world is getting warmer, down 20 points in just three years, a new poll says. And the share of people who believe pollution caused by humans is causing temperatures to rise has also taken a dip, even as the U.S. and world forums gear up for possible action against climate change.
...The steepest drop [of global warming non-believers] has occurred during the past year, as Congress and the Obama administration have taken steps to control heat-trapping emissions for the first time and international negotiations for a new treaty to slow global warming have been under way. At the same time, there has been mounting scientific evidence of climate change – from melting ice caps to the world's oceans hitting the highest monthly recorded temperatures this summer.
"Highest monthly recorded temperatures this summer?" Well it looks like the Huffington Post forgot to mention that this summer also had some of the lowest recorded temperatures! "3,000 Low Temp Records Set in U.S. this July! - Sea-surface temps drop as well!" is just one of the many, many newspaper headlines from the past few months reporting record cold temperatures around the globe.
Andrew Weaver, a professor of climate analysis at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, said politics could be drowning out scientific awareness.
"It's a combination of poor communication by scientists, a lousy summer in the Eastern United States, people mixing up weather and climate and a full-court press by public relations firms and lobby groups trying to instill a sense of uncertainty and confusion in the public," he said.
Huh??? "Lousy Summer in the Eastern United States?" Does Andrew Weaver mean "lousy conditions" for believing in global warming???? And this is a professor of climate analysis? And which of the numerous public relations firms and lobbyists is he talking about who are instilling uncertainty and confusion in the public... the ones who believe in global warming or the ones who don't?
"Perhaps the most interesting finding in this poll ... is that the more Americans learn about cap-and-trade, the more they oppose cap-and-trade," said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who opposes the Senate bill and has questioned global warming science.
Thank you Senator James Inhofe! The good senator points out to us what happens when we actually take time to study legislation and research the facts!