Posts Tagged ‘climate polls’

The Climate Change Express: Ignoring Your Views at Every Meal

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Source: No Frakking Consensus Train-Dining-Car

Ordinary people don’t care about climate change. How many times do they have to say so?

Imagine you’re on a multi-day train ride. Perhaps you’re crossing Australia. Or Africa. Perhaps you’re retracing the historic Orient Express route, from Istanbul to Calais.

At every meal you’re handed a menu with three choices: chicken, beef, or vegetarian. And at every meal the waiters serve everyone on the train the vegetarian option.

It doesn’t matter how clearly, loudly, or politely you speak when placing your order. It doesn’t matter whether you tip the waiters generously or not at all – the result is always the same. (more…)

Gallup’s recent poll results on global warming

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Fewer Americans today believe there is a scientific consensus than did so during the 2000s… after peaking in 2010, public skepticism about global warming softened slightly in 2011, and remains at lower level this year…Today’s level of belief that global warming is similar to what Gallup found in 1997 & from 2001-2005′ — 42% say media exaggerate the seriousness, a higher amount than it was for much of the past decade.

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Gallup Poll: ‘In U.S., Global Warming Views Steady Despite Warm Winter; Just over half say effects of global warming are now evident, similar to 49% last year’

Ultra-Left UK Guardian Freaks Out Over Gov. Perry’s Climate Stance

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Source:  UK Guardian

The world needs to prepare for a climate sceptic defeating Obama

Barack Obama is losing his grip on the White House – and climate sceptic Rick Perry is favourite to succeed him

A year or so ago, the very idea that the most powerful person on the planet could, within just a couple of years, be someone who refuses to accept the science that underpins our knowledge of anthropogenic climate change was almost laughable.

Sarah Palin – who is no stranger to climate scepticism – has long been on people’s lips as a future candidate for the US presidency. But most analysts thought that Barack Obama would likely see off any challenge from any Republican who flirted with the extremes of the Tea Party movement and its anti-science agenda. And that was before Obama received a political fillip after green-lighting the assassination of Osama bin Laden in May.

But everything has changed now. The US economy continues to wade through treacle and, as a result, there seems to be growing talk that Obama is destined to be a one-term president. And currently leading the polls as his most likely Republican successor is Rick Perry, the governor of Texas.