Skip to comments.Economy chills global warmists?
Posted on 03/20/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by Graybeard58
Your tax dollars at work. Lyle Scruggs, an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, says the Great Recession is responsible for the spike in Americans' skepticism about man-made global warming. Based on his taxpayer-funded review of more than two decades of polling data, Mr. Scruggs says he has correlated people's belief in climate change with their economic well-being: the less secure they feel, the less likely they are to believe.
At first blush, that seems logical. When the U.S. economy was robust, Americans were more willing to indulge the fantasies of Internet Al Gore and his merry band of climate "scientists" because people could better afford the resulting increased costs of just about everything. But after the Chris Dodd Bear Market and Recession, people's declining wealth and prospects led them to reorder their priorities; in the process, they more closely examined the warming theory and found it lacking.
With the unemployment rate finally ticking down and the economy beginning to show signs of life after more than $5 trillion in deficit/"stimulus" spending, Mr. Scruggs is optimistic Americans' "cognitive dissonance" will come back to the sophist fascism of global warming.
But if Americans' faith in the Gospel According to St. Al is undermined by economic downturns, why wasn't it shaken by the two previous recessions? Perhaps something else is at work. Maybe people finally realized every weather anomaly can't possibly prove the theory irrefutably. Maybe they figured out the ones deriving the greatest political and financial benefit are warming's most devout disciples and their attending vested interests. Or maybe, just maybe, it was the repeated revelations of widespread fraud, data-cooking and suppression of inconvenient truths by climate-science conspirators.
After all this, will Americans ever return to the global-warming flock? Did people go back to believing the earth was flat once reputable scientists proved it was round?
Ping to an Republican-American Editorial.
or perhaps two decades worth of increasingly unsustainable lies has something to do with it...
When you’re poor and worried about surviving today or this week, paying higher prices for food and energy for a possible disaster 100 years from now is too much.
short version: when you’re worried about making it short term, long term theoretical worries are a luxury you cannot afford.
I heard this insulting BS on Fox from a leftist idiot last week. Punch deserving.
There are more scientists that refute their BS, what about them?
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