Skip to comments.'One disaster after another': Most tie extreme weather to global warming, poll finds
Posted on 04/18/2012 1:44:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill
Scientists may hesitate to link some of the weather extremes of recent years to global warming but the public, it seems, is already there.
A poll due for release on Wednesday shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this years unusually warm winter, last years blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming. And by a 2-to-1 margin, the public says the weather has been getting worse, rather than better, in recent years.
The survey, the most detailed to date on the public response to weather extremes, comes atop other polling showing a recent uptick in concern about climate change. Read together, the polls suggest that direct experience of erratic weather may be convincing some people that the problem is no longer just a vague and distant threat.
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The left does science by public opinion polls; and they call us uneducated.
I guess the thousands frozen and dead in Europe:
and also in the Ukraine:
would agree that global warming is a real serious problem, Algore.
Could the Amish be behind the AGW hoax? /sar
Science by survey.
Either public opinion polls or rigged, phony “science” studies to “prove” their bogus POVs, 99% of which are refutable by real, documented science.
What really bugs me about it is that even though it would be a very BAD thing to have this “climate change”, “global warming”, “AGW”, etc. be facts of life on earth, virtually all of the people who believe it is do hope very much that it’s true just because they don’t like being proven wrong. In other words, they don’t mean well. They’re misanthropes who probably wish that “the planet” could be rid of human beings altogether.
I’m not surprised. The majority of any public is easily swayed by ecstatic, emotional idolatry. The modern obsession with global warming is little different, functionally, from the pagan inhabitants of Easter Island erecting giant statutes in order to control the weather.
You see, human beings like to feel important. We like to feel as if our every action, our every thought, our slightest whim or fancy, can shape mountains out of the mist and bring great monoliths crashing down. Any fantasy that speaks to the unintentional omnipotence of the human condition is a heady drug, a near siren’s call to today’s narcissistic and self-absorbed human being.
This is how shamans and cult-priests controlled civilizations historically - a gullible peasant population was easily swayed by the false rituals and the magician’s tricks of false prophets and idolaters. Bow down before the Golden Calf, peasant, lest ye be smote.
The modern liberal is little different than the medieval peasant he or she heaps self-righteous scorn upon. They both partake of talismanic logic - trusting unerringly and wholeheartedly to their symbols of faith, never bothering to look for any truth or any divine light behind the robes of the anointed priesthood and never understanding the rituals or symbols prominently displayed by their idols. Only, today their idol is “science” - though they spout heresies like ‘the science is settled’, and you’d be a lucky man indeed if you could find a global warming cultist that could define off the top of his or her head what scientific method actually entails.
I sincerely doubt that many of those global warming supporters have actually read the International Panel on Climate Change reports, and of the handful that may have I doubt you’d find more than a couple that actually understood the methodology or verbiage used in the reports. The first IPCC report predicted a significant rise in temperature in the upper reaches of the atmosphere, where CO2 concentrates and where it is likely to perform any minuscule role it has as a greenhouse gas. However, unfortunately for the cultists, in the predicted time period there was no observed temperature increases in the upper reaches of the atmosphere, where one would expect, yet a temperature increase of twice the predicted rate at surface level - where CO2 would have little if any effect.
Faulty predictions aside, and a willful ignorance of solar output notwithstanding, the most recent IPCC report manages to skirt faulty science and predictive models incapable of prediction with a bit off good old-fashioned prestidigitation: merely find some factor that you KNOW will increase by a set amount over a given time, and then claim that your miraculous new scientific snake oil predicts that the factor will increase by said amount.
In this case, the researchers took established sea-level trends that describe what we’d expect the sea-level to do over the next century based off of existing trends that are almost entirely independent of human industrial activity, lowball said estimates, and then claim that a perfectly normal sea-level rise as predicted by centuries of existing trend must somehow, magically, be the result of man-made climate change. ABRACADABRA! If you can’t create a mathematical model that predicts reality and confirms your theory, just make up a few numbers and hope that no one notices!
So, can I get my multi-million dollar climate research grant now?
“A mjority of Americans” meaning those who read the New York Times and watches MSNBC. So, my scientific analysis? Their audience is comprised of gullible dupes by a 2-to-1 margin...at the very least.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
“...sharing a bar of soap...”
At this point of all the money and supposed credibility they’ve spent, they’re all far too *invested* in it to retract or retreat in the face of factual, scientific information, to the contrary. Their twisted, sick utopian-gaia agenda takes precedence over fact, every time.
Well said, and pick-up your grant check at the last office door on the right, and the end of the hall.
Even their “scientific” research is not scientific.
That amounts to millions of “uneducated skulls of mush” (Rush), and shows us all what we’re still up against, as more and more kids are indoctrinated by the criminal, corrupt left, in the failing-to-do-their-real-job, public schools.
So this polling group gives computers to poor households and then uses these folks, the least likely people to be able to understand the “global warming” nonsense and then cites their responses among the numbers. Additionally, the article doesn’t say how MANY people were polled. Polls are worthless unless you’re talking about a poll representing at least 10% of the population. Otherwise it’s just opinion. This is not science.
Ping to this thread.
This may interest you. I can imagine that when Christ Jesus raptures His Church the remaining population comfort themselves with the continuing delusion that Climate Change is responsible.
When I was in grade school (early 70s), we were taught that glaciers formed the White Mountains of New Hampshire as they descended during an ice age. From that I have always reasoned that climate change is neither unusual nor man made. I have not heard a single person complain about this version of climate change. I only wish I could believe this year’s weather patterns will continue to the end of my life.