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Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change
North Country Public Radio ^ | Dec 04, 2012 | Karen DeWitt

Posted on 12/04/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by neverdem

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Latham, NY, Dec 04, 2012 — A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

They also give Gov. Andrew Cuomo good grades for his handling of the storm's aftermath.

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Siena College spokesman Steve Greenberg says the poll finds 69 percent of voters from every part of the state think the severe storms , including Sandy and Irene over the past two years, are because of global climate change.
"There is no doubt that the voters of this state, that the people of New York, believe that climate change is impacting their lives in a serious way," said Greenberg. "Only 24 percent think that these are random, isolated weather patterns."

There is no doubt that the voters of this state, that the people of New York, believe that climate change is impacting their lives in a serious way.
Eighty three percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independents believe that climate change is happening, even registered Republicans are split on the issue, with 46 percent saying the storms are the result of global warming, and 44 percent saying that they are just isolated weather events.
Governor Cuomo, in the aftermath of Sandy, has said that whatever the reasons, he thinks climate change is a reality and steps need to be taken to protect New York from flooding in the future.
For that, and other reasons, the poll shows voters give Governor Cuomo high marks for his handling of the aftermath of the destructive storm. Sixty seven percent think Cuomo did an excellent or good job.
Sixty one percent thought President Obama's responded well, and 55 percent gave New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg a good rating for his job performance post Sandy. Even the MTA and FEMA got good marks.
Public utilities did not fare quite so well, with less than half saying Con Edison did a good job restoring electricity, and only 20 percent approving of the Long Island Power Authority, or LIPA's, handling of the storm aftermath. Half of LIPA customers lost their power for over a week after the storm.
Governor Cuomo harshly condemned the utilities in the days after Sandy. He even appointed a special investigatory panel which has already subpoenaed the records of Con Ed and LIPA.
Cuomo's own father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, created the Long Island Power Authority in the late 1980s, over his opposition to a nuclear power plant on Long Island.
LIPA is now a state authority, and its board is appointed by the state's governors, now Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as legislative leaders.
LIPA still had several vacancies on its board, nearly two years into Cuomo's first term.  Since the storm, the Authority's chair, as well as two other top LIPA officials and one trustee, have resigned.
Greenberg says voters right now aren't making any connections between Cuomo's performance post Sandy, and the state authority that is responsible for power on Long Island.
"Voters are going to have to sift through all of that as we move on in time," said Greenberg.
The poll comes as Governor Cuomo visited Washington, D.C., for the first time since becoming governor, to lobby for billions of dollars in storm relief funds.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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The link to listen works. We've been overrun by idiots!
1 posted on 12/04/2012 12:17:10 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

We’ve been overrun by idiots!”

...New York has been overrun by idiots. In VA there are few that believe this BS.

2 posted on 12/04/2012 12:18:51 PM PST by albie
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To: neverdem

I got up this morning and the climate changed. Damn.

3 posted on 12/04/2012 12:26:06 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: neverdem
I saw a YT vid made by a NJ college girl where she was driving thru the devastation zone and narrating.

"We've got to stop global warming, they told us in high school this was going to happen."

Hard to blame the kids if it's offered up as "science". Probably everybody under 30 has had this indoctrination.

4 posted on 12/04/2012 12:30:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: neverdem

They dint axe me !

5 posted on 12/04/2012 12:32:03 PM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life, so I shall !)
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To: neverdem

do they sprinkle stupid dust in the waters of NYC?

6 posted on 12/04/2012 12:34:37 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: neverdem

Climate DOES in fact change. Has been changing for millions and billions of years.....long before there were any humans on the planet.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 12:38:26 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

P.S. Two of the other links about fracking worked. I'm 3 for 3 on those links. One had a good graphic about fracking.

8 posted on 12/04/2012 12:39:00 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
Obama Low Information Voters (OLIVes).
9 posted on 12/04/2012 12:40:17 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: neverdem

Yeah well, New Yorkers voted for bloomers and cuomo and le blam, so what do THEY know?

10 posted on 12/04/2012 12:41:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Panicked lib: “We’ve gotta stop global warming!”

Sure, sure, Holmes, but I gots some questions for yuz...

Just how ya gonna do that?
What’s it going to cost, both directly and indirectly in our economy?
What is the timeline over which the plan will work?
How do you quantify whether your idea is working?
What will you do if it doesn’t measurably work in your timeline?

Once we get some concrete answers to those questions,
we can talk about “stopping global warming”.

11 posted on 12/04/2012 12:44:55 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: albie

“In VA there are few that believe this BS.”

On Nov 6 VA went for Obama. If they get hit hard by a storm I’m guessing they’ll start screaming about “climate change” too.

12 posted on 12/04/2012 12:56:23 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: neverdem
more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

UGH!!!! It is not whether or not there is climate change! It is whether or not it is MAN MADE! Idiots reporting "news" to idiots. In the 70's, it was Global Cooling. OOPS! In the 90's and 2000's, it was Global Warming. OOPS! Now, since those two movements have fallen flat on their faces, they adopted Climate Change! Well, DUH! That was precisely our point! The climate does change as it has been demonstrated to do so in a cyclic, NATURAL, way.
13 posted on 12/04/2012 12:58:43 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: neverdem

This, from my leftist-infested alma mater’s very radio station. I look forward to watching as this winter delivers Canton its just (frozen) desserts.

14 posted on 12/04/2012 1:00:56 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: neverdem
Sure looks like the Climate is Changing. Unfortunately, the progressives as usual, have the change back butwards.

Hudson Bay ice extent growing like crazy

Ukraine hit with massive snowfall – 302 towns without power

Russian Drivers Stuck in (snow) Traffic Jam for Two – now THREE – Days

15 posted on 12/04/2012 1:01:41 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: neverdem

Poll finds New Yorkers dumb as ever and getting dumber.

16 posted on 12/04/2012 1:03:54 PM PST by A message
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To: nascarnation

It is obvious a majority of NYers are brainwashed minions based on their voting habits. They are no different than the braindead jihidis from moslem areas where they do the bidding of even more moronic leaders and teachers.

We may be beyond the point of no return.

17 posted on 12/04/2012 1:05:06 PM PST by soycd
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To: nascarnation

Yes, in my days in Elementary School they taught us about the “greenhouse effect” as fact which was my first bit of exposure to Al Gore’s theory. I only had one person who gave us a more dissident POV of the debate who was a professor in Oceanography. Otherwise it has, usually, been about the greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, UV rays and dangerous CFCs, saving the rainforest.

The topic is probably the one that will be most exposed to kids. Look at movies like Ferngully, or that recent family movie about Brendan Fraser. Look at the Captain Planet cartoon. It is so hard to escape this kind of indoctrination.

18 posted on 12/04/2012 1:06:45 PM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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To: neverdem

There may be something to this. Over the past several weeks, the average daily temperature in NYC is considerably cooler than it was just 4 or 5 months ago.

19 posted on 12/04/2012 1:07:37 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: neverdem
The problem with the term "Climate Change" is that it's just as carefully deceptive as the terms "Fair Share" and "Pro Choice". As usual, the Left abuses the language in order to hide an idea rather than to communicate one. A liberal's understanding of what "Climate Change" means and implies is very different from what the words themselves reveal. It's also different from what many of the poll respondants probably understand the phrase to mean.

Going naively by the common meaning of the two words, Climate and Change, there really is no "belief" necessary, any more than with the existence of gravity or electricity. They are each simple, easily understood and verified facts. The simple fact that the climate changes is not seriously disputed by anyone.

But like all the rest of the litany of liberal catch phrases perverted from their apparent meaning, we need someone to provide the hidden definition. It would be surprising and refreshing if a liberal would do so once in a while.

What a liberal means when using the term "Climate Change" is this: Anthropogenic (man-caused) Global Warming, a term which is much more truthful, but has fallen out of favor because of effective and factual rebuttal. It also strongly implies that strong action by the Federal Government -- or, better, all governments -- is desperately needed to "fix" this problem, or at least to punish the evil people who are causing it. People like SUV owners and other such heartless monsters.

I have a sneaking suspicion that if polls were open and honest about the hidden meanings and implications of loaded liberal terminology, the results would be very different.

20 posted on 12/04/2012 1:27:48 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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