Have you, like most Americans, finally given up on the Global Climate Change sca

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
    RJ Schwartzposted 7 years ago

    Have you, like most Americans, finally given up on the Global Climate Change scam?

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Pew Research Center.  Additionally, Americans were skeptical about the expertise of climate scientists.  Thirty-five percent of Americans say the media “exaggerate the threat of climate change.


  2. gregas profile image80
    gregasposted 7 years ago

    I never was behind the Global Climate Change being caused by man. We might make a slight difference, but not enough to make the world change. I believe the fact that if you look back in history you will see that the planet goes through these periods every once in a while. It has happened before that the ice caps have melted and the ocean levels have risen. So, I do believe that people are causing bigger problems. Prepare for nature to take it's course.

  3. Aime F profile image70
    Aime Fposted 7 years ago

    Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug.

    Also, I recently read a stat that said 42% of Americans don't believe in evolution, so I'd say science is not your strong suit as a nation.

    1. gregas profile image80
      gregasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I do believe in evolution. It is hard for people to believe in any kind of creator and in evolution at the same time. I consider myself a romantic-realist.

    2. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Theory of evolution is not science. It is only a theory among many. Scientific theories have under gone revisions from time to time. I believe this theory is only in its infancy. We are one fossil discovery away from upsetting the history...

    3. Greensleeves Hubs profile image91
      Greensleeves Hubsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very much agree with Aime. Americans do seem to have a strange distrust of scientific methodology. I understand 93% of climate scientists worldwide accept the evidence of global warming. Incidentally Jack, evolution is science and it is a fact.

    4. RJ Schwartz profile image87
      RJ Schwartzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Still waiting for that "missing link" to emerge makes many people skeptical - then of course there is that pesky religion thing that sways public opinion too

  4. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 7 years ago

    Climate change will be proven one way or another in a few short years. The climate scientists have put themselves in a box. Their dire predictions of future warming due to Increased CO2 will either be true or false. The hockey stick graph that they produced will either be confirmed or disproved. The problem with long range forecast is that eventually, they must be reconciled with observable facts, not computer simulations.

    1. tamarawilhite profile image84
      tamarawilhiteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      CO2 rose steadily in the 1900s while temperatures went up and down. That already disproves CO2 as the cause.

  5. Doc Snow profile image88
    Doc Snowposted 7 years ago

    It's not a 'scam', I am more concerned than ever about it, after two consecutive warm years (and a probable third pending) and a string of climate-related disasters, such as the Louisiana flooding.

    I don't agree that 'most Americans' have decided it's unimportant, either.  Here's what the poll has to say about the role of climate scientistsin policy:

    "Despite some skepticism about climate scientists and their motives, majorities of Americans among all party/ideology groups say climate scientists should have at least a minor role in policy decisions about climate issues. More than three-quarters of Democrats and most Republicans (69% among moderate or liberal Republicans and 48% of conservative Republicans) say climate scientists should have a major role in policy decisions related to the climate."

    The particulars of that poll can be found here:

    http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/10/04/t … f-climate/

    1. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the reference. It is in depth (10 pages) and its aim as political talking point.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image48
      bradmasterOCcalposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't matter whether it is a scam or real, there is nothing that people can do to change it. They may be able to make it worse, but what have they ever made better.

  6. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    I am not swayed while think / believe it does exist.  IMO it exists alongside global warming. Seems science supports them backed up with mathematics. The nuts and bolts for those two theories are entropy with emphasis on matter, energy (Heat), and nature. What are at issue are the variables and their rate of change.


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