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Number of Americans who don't believe in climate change rises
NBC News ^ | 1/16/14 | Stephanie Pappas

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; climatechange; climatechangefraud; globalwarming; hoax
It's a consensus.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 2:22:09 AM PST by Libloather
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>> “believe in climate change”

A stain on the intellect of mankind.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 2:26:39 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Libloather
The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent

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.

3 posted on 01/17/2014 2:34:13 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Libloather
Forty-seven percent of Americans say that if global warming is happening, it is caused mostly by human activities. This is the belief backed up by the scientific evidence; in the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in September 2013, scientists agreed that it is "extremely likely" that human emissions of greenhouse gases are causing the planet to warm. Thirty-seven percent of Americans reject this consensus, saying that climate change is most likely caused by natural fluctuations.

Boy, they really keep trying to hammer in that it's a fact, consensus, etc. angle, don't they?

4 posted on 01/17/2014 2:45:16 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: sr4402

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.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 2:46:00 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Libloather
@TheClimateCult
6 posted on 01/17/2014 2:46:40 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Cult of Global Warming Causes Family Suicide
Global Warming alarmists spread fear which caused a family to suicide. Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their children before killing themselves after making an apparent suicide pact over fears about global warming. Their son Francisco, two, died instantly after being hit in the back. Their seven-month-old baby girl survived three days alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother before being found.
7 posted on 01/17/2014 2:54:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 2:56:35 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Libloather
Typical ignorant, sloppy reporting all through this story. First, they confuse "global warming" with "climate change" -- even the Warmists have learned their lesson on this one.

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.

Pure idiocy.

9 posted on 01/17/2014 2:58:50 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Libloather
The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent

Did they get their polling numbers from the UN? I don't believe these numbers.

10 posted on 01/17/2014 3:49:07 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 3:53:17 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Libloather

The cry of “global warming” is a sign of insanity. Treat these freaks accordingly, they are a threat to society.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 4:12:50 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Libloather

Interesting, the title says “climate change” yet the body of the article says “global warming”...

Two completely different things...

No bias here..../ S


13 posted on 01/17/2014 4:21:53 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: P.O.E.

There is NO SCIENCE in the religion of globull warming... NONE!


14 posted on 01/17/2014 4:28:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Libloather

Also, look up what most of the “consensus scientists” have degrees in. 97% are in fields having NOTHING to do with climate or weather.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 4:30:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Libloather

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.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 4:41:03 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Libloather
A real theory in hard science is basically a postulation of an effect and how to cause that effect and how to conduct the study to get repeatable results. Granted that real climate science requires so many variables as to need a high-level computer just to get started, still the requirements would be that the model matches the real world. Add to this the modern underpinning of current scientific theory, Sir Karl Popper's 'Falsification', which leads to being able to specify what the conditions are that would render a theory either false or needing further study.

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!

17 posted on 01/17/2014 5:10:32 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 5:12:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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?”


19 posted on 01/17/2014 5:14:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: submarinerswife

Some elitist ruling class wannabe in the UN actually admitted that she believes communism is the only way to fight global warming.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 5:15:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Libloather

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.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/29/science_and_maths_knowledge_makes_you_sceptical/

Our goobermint’s 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, women’s studies students, and “environmental justice” majors.)


21 posted on 01/17/2014 5:25:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Libloather
global warming is a hoax

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

22 posted on 01/17/2014 5:29:51 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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


23 posted on 01/17/2014 5:31:59 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: All

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....


24 posted on 01/17/2014 6:01:34 AM PST by Boonie
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To: Libloather

“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.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 6:42:19 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Libloather

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.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 7:19:15 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: MrB

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?


27 posted on 01/17/2014 7:58:08 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Answer from a liberal to your #2:

No, not me, but I’d be willing to force everyone else to live that way.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 8:01:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Libloather

only 23%?

NBC must be faking numbers AGAIN to make it seem less than 60 percent.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 9:17:48 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MrB
Some elitist ruling class wannabe in the UN actually admitted that she believes communism is the only way to fight global warming.

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.

30 posted on 01/17/2014 9:26:39 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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