Belief in global warming cools

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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 8:07 pm » by domdabears


WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who believe there is solid evidence that the Earth is warming because of pollution is at its lowest point in three years, according to a survey released Thursday.

The poll of 1,500 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that only 57 percent believe there is strong scientific evidence that the Earth has gotten warmer over the past few decades, and as a result, people are viewing the problem as less serious. That's down from 77 percent in 2006.

The steepest drop occurred during the last year, as Congress and the Obama administration have taken steps to control heat-trapping emissions for the first time. The drop also was seen during a time of mounting scientific evidence of climate change — from melting ice caps to the world's oceans hitting the highest monthly recorded temperatures this summer.

The poll was released a day after 18 scientific organizations wrote Congress to reaffirm the consensus behind global warming.

"The priority that people give to pollution and environmental concerns and a whole host of other issues is down because of the economy and because of the focus on other things," said Andrew Kohut, the director of the research center, which conducted the poll from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. "When the focus is on other things, people forget and see these issues as less grave."

Despite misgivings about the science, half the respondents still said they supported limits on greenhouse gases, even if it could lead to higher energy prices. But many of those supporters have heard little to nothing about cap-and-trade, the main mechanism for reducing greenhouse gases favored by the White House and central to legislation passed by the House and a bill the Senate will take up next week.

Under cap-and-trade, a price is put on each ton of pollution and businesses can buy and sell permits to meet emissions limits.

Other results of the survey also suggest that it will be tough politically to enact a law limiting emissions of global warming pollution. While three-quarters of Democrats believe the evidence of a warming planet is solid, and nearly half believe the problem is serious, far fewer conservative and moderate Democrats see the problem as grave as they did last year.

Regional differences were also detected. People living in the Midwest and mountainous areas of the West are far less likely to view global warming as a serious problem and to support limits on greenhouse gases than those in the Northeast and on the West Coast. Both the House and Senate bills have been drafted by lawmakers from Massachusetts and California.

Earlier polls, from different organizations, have not detected a growing skepticism about the science behind global warming.

Since 1997, the percentage of Americans that believe the Earth is heating up has remained constant — at around 80 percent — in polling done by Jon Krosnick of Stanford University. Krosnick, who has been conducting surveys on attitudes about global warming since 1993 was surprised by the Pew results.

He described the decline in the Pew results as "implausible," saying there is nothing that could have caused it.
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PostThu Oct 22, 2009 11:48 pm » by Lucidlemondrop


So are the emissions causing the atmospheric phenomena that is trapping the jet fuel which creates cloud cover and blocks the sun???
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 12:37 am » by Lisakitty


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4860344067427439443&ei=D9ngSo2_KYfCrQLMmLiiBw&q=global+warming+swindle&hl=en&client=firefox-a#

I tried several times to post this video on here, but had no luck. I think that this video says it all, about what is really going on.

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 12:46 am » by Bigbeader


I never believed in "Global Warming". I live in New Brunswick Canada and we had our first snow storm today. It's only Oct 22. Never mind frost on the pumpkins there is six inches of the white stuff on them. And they announce another seven inches over night. Thank goodness I have my snow tires on early. Peace.

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 1:11 am » by Lisakitty


I did this blog on x-mas day in 2007. It seems like even smart people can be sucked into the global warming propaganda too :oops:

http://lisakittyshottopics.blogspot.com/2007/12/climate-change.html

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 1:41 am » by Boondox681


the U.S.(+ others) have been detonating nukes in our stratosphere/ionosphere since the end of WWII.we(man) have NEVER been the cause of 'global warming' .just another way to create a trillion dollar industry.scamola,plain and simple.
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 1:45 am » by Sceptilief


Oh great!

The temperatures are down. I guess we can just go about spewing out tons of Whatever-the-fuck-man-doesn't-need-from-the-process-to-create-his-success.

During this whole Global Warming bullshit, I've had a hard time determining whether we are debating whether something needs to be done about pollution and excessive consumption of natural resources, whether we are debating whether or not man is capable of causing environmental problems, or whether the debate is just as simple as 'the Earth is warming up'.

What is your guy's take on it before I go off on a rant? I don't want to insult people who see Global Warming as a token term for a fancy marketting ploy by Al Gore et al. that it is, but acknowledge that man is a danger to the environment because of our sheer population and overconsumption. But I'll gladly take on anyone who has the belief that man isn't capable of damaging this planet....
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 1:47 am » by Lucidlemondrop


What if..........what if we are a quarantined planet........
What a long strange trip it's been..............

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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 2:04 am » by Boondox681


good one lucid.the lord banished the angels IN the earth until judgment day.wouldn't our atmosphere be the outside of the earth.this planet,this reality may just be hell.
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PostFri Oct 23, 2009 2:11 am » by Lucidlemondrop


It's hell alright.............with some joy to confuse us...........
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