Skip to comments.Number of Americans who don't believe in climate change rises
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:22:08 AM PST by Libloather
The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013.
The latest survey, taken in November 2013, finds that the majority of Americans 63 percent do believe in climate change, and 53 percent are "somewhat" or "very" worried about the consequences.
The proportion of people who do believe in climate change has been steady since April 2013, but the proportion of those who say they "don't know" whether climate change is happening dropped 6 percentage points between April and November 2013, suggesting that many "don't knows" moved into the "not happening" category.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
>> “believe in climate change”
A stain on the intellect of mankind.
The author of this article doesn't even know that Global Warming has been changed to Global Climate Change in order to cover up the bad Global Warming Predictions:
1) No snow in England
2) Polar Bears gone from the Artic
3) Coastal Cities Gone
4) Antarctic Sea Ice disappearing 5) Etc.
And now that we are freezing, they want to use a Global Cooling scare, but can't because of the bad predictions in the 70s; hence Global Climate Change.
It's all about power plays.
Boy, they really keep trying to hammer in that it's a fact, consensus, etc. angle, don't they?
When you start a lie...you keep to one simple story and the same story must repeat over and over. In this case, it changes every couple of months, with more pieces which make it hard to prove.
The funny part is that 100% should believe in ‘climate change’. What this lazy, inarticulate reporter is getting at is man made global warming. If that question was phrased right in the survey, I would hope more than 23% don’t believe in it.
Second, the unspoken assumption here is that climate change is caused by humans; one can believe in "climate change" via natural causes (in fact, one should, as Earth's climate is constantly changing, for a variety of complex reasons and by a variety of complex causes.)
Third, the question arises that even if #1 and #2 are accepted, what are we supposed to do about it? End industrial civilization? Spend billions on a non-existent threat? Financially support AlGore's overly comfortable retirement?
Finally, if everyone believed in witches (a "consensus"), am I therefore justified in burning the nasty woman living next door to me as a witch? After all, the "majority" agrees with me.
Did they get their polling numbers from the UN? I don't believe these numbers.
Can we change that to “man-made climate change”. There has been and will continue to be changes in climate over the many thousands of centuries of the existence of this Earth. However, that change is controlled by God and his creation of this universe.
The cry of “global warming” is a sign of insanity. Treat these freaks accordingly, they are a threat to society.
Interesting, the title says “climate change” yet the body of the article says “global warming”...
Two completely different things...
No bias here..../ S
There is NO SCIENCE in the religion of globull warming... NONE!
Also, look up what most of the “consensus scientists” have degrees in. 97% are in fields having NOTHING to do with climate or weather.
Oh, I’m sure the climate is changing. I’m sure what mankind is doing has just about zero measurable impact or contribution to that. I’m 100% absolutely sure there is nothing we can do to significantly alert the path climate change is taking. In short, we are along for the ride, to think we are at the wheel is self aggrandizing folly.
The proponents of this theory have failed all of the above tests. Their results do not match real world, their tests cannot be repeated by non-partisan researchers. Their spokespeople blame every news making weather extreme on this same cause, which demonstrates ideology rather than science. In short, current 'climate change' theory, as spoken of by politicians and advocates, is more of a religion than science!
Oh, I believe in climate change. You’d have to be blind and foolish not to believe the climate varies with solar output.
But man’s actions and use of resources has inconsequential effect on it.
The question should be
“Do you believe that human behavior is more of a factor in climate change than natural factors such as variance in solar output?”
Some elitist ruling class wannabe in the UN actually admitted that she believes communism is the only way to fight global warming.
The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate
This, in a just-published US National Science Foundation-funded study, participants’ science knowledge and numeracy was tested and compared with levels of concern regarding climate change. The soft-studies profs were amazed, however, to find that as one moves up the scale of science knowledge and numeracy, people become more sceptical, not less.
Our goobermints answer to this will to be:
Deny grants, loans or scholarships for hard sciences students and increase those for journalism majors. (gotta have them to spread the BS from the “studies” put out by the race baiters ,”queer studies” majors, womens studies students, and “environmental justice” majors.)
63% of Americans still believe in the global warming hoax
this shows that the news media still rules this country and will forever
we are living in the matrix , an alternate false reality created solely by our overlords , the news media.
and who are the news media? they are the most rabid socialists/marxists namely democrats
almost all democrat voters believe in the global warming hoax. that’s why it’s only 23% of Americans that don’t.
democrats also trust government
The only “man-made climate change” would be all-out thermo-nuclear war...
Now THAT would cause a big climate change and be caused by man....
“The number of Americans who believe global warming isn’t happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013.”
Reads like a religion survey.
NBC sucks. Climate change has been happening since the beginning. The earth has been warming and cooling in cycles for a long, long time. Whether humans are responsible for that change has always been the question. NBC, at least from the excerpt, appears to be ignoring that entirely.
I would be happy with:
1. Do you believe that human activity materially adversely affects the climate?
2. If your answer to # 1 is yes, would you be willing to do the following to reduce that impact:
a. Cut your standard of living / income by 20%?
b. Increase your taxes by 20%?
c. Keep your home temperature at 60 or 65 degrees in the winter and 85 or 90 degrees in the summer?
d. Stop driving and take public transportation to and from work?
Answer from a liberal to your #2:
No, not me, but I’d be willing to force everyone else to live that way.
NBC must be faking numbers AGAIN to make it seem less than 60 percent.
I read that yesterday. She is praising China's "environmental solutions", none the less. She's from a S. American country and works at the UN. I wouldn't expect much else from her.