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Most Californians call global warming 'a threat'
Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/9/07 | Steve Geissinger - Media News

Posted on 11/10/2007 7:18:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge

SACRAMENTO -- An overwhelming majority of Californians believe global warming is a serious threat to their health and quality of life, according to a new statewide poll released Friday.

The Field Poll also indicates Californians believe the problem is more serious than people elsewhere in the United States.

More than seven in 10 Californians believe fears of air pollution and flooding are extremely or very important, compared with a national poll last year that put that figure at 52 percent.

Statewide, 43 percent say global warming requires immediate action and 32 percent believe at least something should be done.

Large majorities supported additional state government regulation, especially on businesses, or voluntary incentives.

Support slipped to lesser majorities across the board if the programs would increase the cost of goods and services.

Even slimmer majorities favored the idea of imposing emission taxes on businesses.

The least popular idea was taxing individuals based somehow on the amount of greenhouse gas they generate. But even that idea received 52 percent support.

The survey was commissioned by Next 10, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that provides information to a wide range of groups.

The telephone poll of 1,003 adults was conducted August 10-28. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: california; californians; climatechange; globalwarming; threat

1 posted on 11/10/2007 7:18:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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What can ya say?

damn.


2 posted on 11/10/2007 7:19:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

California is a threat!


3 posted on 11/10/2007 7:20:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: NormsRevenge

In a few years this will be a case study of mass propaganda and the consequences...


4 posted on 11/10/2007 7:21:37 PM PST by DB
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To: NormsRevenge

You can say that the propaganda is working exceptionally well.


5 posted on 11/10/2007 7:22:52 PM PST by saganite
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To: NormsRevenge
I say we have school kids do drills in which they hide under their desks from the great evil of a nuclear holocaust global warming threat.
6 posted on 11/10/2007 7:23:35 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: BipolarBob

No no we should show re-runs of “Reefer Madness” to emphasize the effects of mass hysteria and poor science.


7 posted on 11/10/2007 7:25:48 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: NormsRevenge
>Support slipped to lesser majorities across the board if the programs would increase the cost of goods and services

What do you mean, "if?" - Morons.

9 posted on 11/10/2007 7:29:38 PM PST by bill1952 ("all that we do is done with an eye towards something else." - Aristotle)
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To: DB
Was already done in Hitler’s time, its how they know how to do it now.
10 posted on 11/10/2007 7:29:52 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: bill1952

The biggest threat we face in America is stupidity. Stupid should hurt. Instead it hurts all of us.


11 posted on 11/10/2007 7:39:04 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Bill and Hill are perfectly clear on the meaning of "is" as long as it's used in the word SOCIALIST)
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To: NormsRevenge
What can ya say?

Surprising results considering that 7 out of 10 Californians don't read or write English, frequently confuse Al Gore with Continflas and typically reason that global warming is probably caused by Popocatepetl.

12 posted on 11/10/2007 7:41:13 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: NormsRevenge

If California could get rid of its illegal alien population their “greenhouse gas” problem would diminish.


13 posted on 11/10/2007 7:45:25 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: NormsRevenge

“telephone poll of 1,003 adults”

Crap.

Bet it was all on a weekday when all the dope smoking losers were home.


14 posted on 11/10/2007 7:46:01 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: NormsRevenge

What a dumb ass poll. Sure most people will think it is a problem....whether or not we are causing it is the real question.


15 posted on 11/10/2007 7:49:11 PM PST by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: NormsRevenge

This Californian thinks global warming is wonderful!


16 posted on 11/10/2007 8:12:34 PM PST by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Most of the rest of the country call californians a threat.


17 posted on 11/10/2007 8:42:00 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I definitely think global warming is a huge threat - to our economic and individual freedoms, which are being usurped by the socialist purveyors of this scam.


18 posted on 11/10/2007 8:55:12 PM PST by jrp
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To: NormsRevenge
We live an age where the majority of people are easily fooled.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 11/10/2007 8:59:05 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NormsRevenge
NOT THIS CALIFORNIAN!

This Californian was originally from Minnesota, and I LOVE WARM--global or not.

20 posted on 11/10/2007 9:03:59 PM PST by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: NormsRevenge
Do any of you actually believe this stupid poll? I live in CA and I do not know one person who actually believes in man made global warming let alone thinks it is a threat. The only threat most of them see is the taking of our freedoms by the politicos in the name of global warming.

The mention of Carbon Credits sets most of them into gales of laughter at how stupid the people who actually think they are anything more than a money making scam. I do live in Northern California however, so there you go, diffenence between northern, southern and the coast. I would imagine this poll was taken among as many liberals as they could find. The news media, even in the northern counties, are mostly controlled by the communist MSM so it would not be hard to run a poll and get the results you want.

Polls like this one are designed to make the undecided people say to themselves "Oh, well if they are believe it, it must be true!". This is the same tactic the Dems use for election polls, trying to make us believe something that isn't so.

21 posted on 11/10/2007 10:01:19 PM PST by calex59
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To: NormsRevenge

P.T. Barnum was right.


22 posted on 11/10/2007 10:38:30 PM PST by TigersEye (I'm voting for Duncan Hunter. Nominee or not.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

See tagline.


23 posted on 11/11/2007 5:55:03 PM PST by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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To: Beowulf

~~ AGW™ ping~~


24 posted on 11/11/2007 7:49:13 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Whiteman
Especially compared to the oil spill in or near the Black Sea. Now that is a catastrophe - over 30,000 birds covered in heavy crude.
25 posted on 11/12/2007 3:18:38 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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