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GALLUP: 'Record-High 41% of Americans now say global warming is exaggerated'...

Original post made by Samuel, Stanford, on Mar 11, 2009

As recently as 2006, significantly more Americans thought the news underestimated the seriousness of global warming than said it exaggerated it, 38% vs. 30%. Now, according to Gallup's 2009 Environment survey, more Americans say the problem is exaggerated rather than underestimated, 41% vs. 28%.Web Link

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Posted by Believer
a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm

The news today is all about rising sea levels due to melting ice at the poles. Since I live close to the Bay I believe in the effects of global warming. My home could be underwater if the sea level rises by one meter. Yes, this will happen slowly, but may be irreversible.

There is presently an International Conference of Climate Scientists underway in Copenhagen and their analysis of sea level rise is not very encouraging.

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Posted by Jarred
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Regardless of what the Democrats believe, the American public is not stupid. When people hear Gore and Hansen say that there is no question about AGW, that "the science is settled", every functional BS detector worldwide is flashing red and playing warning sirens.

On the basis of the facts and the scientific method, Gore and Hansen's claim the "the science is settled" is patently absurd. The science is anything BUT settled--in fact, it is very poorly understood. That's why Gore and Hansen want to silence dissent to prevent debate: they understand very well that it's a debate they are very likely to lose in epic fashion.

On a related note, in a January 2009 poll by the Pew Research Center, Americans ranked global warming dead last in importance in a list of 20 issues, deservedly trailing such existential threats as "moral decline" and "the influence of lobbyists".

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The new gambit of the Warmies is to assert that any possible phenomenon can be due to global warming--including global cooling! Having thus rendered their "theory" unfalsifiable, they can get back to the day to day work of scaring the public by screaming "fire" in the crowded theater of the main stream media. For the Democrats, what's clearly needed is another "crisis" not to waste. And better yet, a crisis that can never be said to be over.

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Posted by An Engineer
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

If only mother nature would read the polls...

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm

That is amazing, after all the hype and fear mongering, the people are turning against the econazi cult.

Many of the so called scientists have a conflict of interest, they want to transfer money into their pockets in this pyramid scam.

Remember a few years ago when ecological scientists planted an endangered species fur in a forest in Montana so they could get money to do a "study"?

Turned out the whole thing was a fraud and the "scientists" were prosecuted.

There should be more litigation prosecuting "scientific" fraud
lots of underemployed lawyers these days, lets unleash them.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

With exploding energy prices and reduced availability, the people finally opened the bill for decades of pandering to the Gaiaists and the Bambi biologists.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

With a global depression looming, the environment, ironically has taken a back seat to everyone's fiscal problems. The how am I going to keep a roof over my head tonight issue takes precedence over possible rising sea levels decades from now. It's not a surprise people now think the media exaggerates it. People are just trying to keep their jobs.

Besides, the global slow down will naturally cause everyone in the world to simply consume fewer resources, which will help a bit with the warming issue.

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