Friday, October 23, 2009

Americans cooling on global warming

Three years ago, 77 percent of Americans believed that the Earth was warming. A recent Pew Research Center poll showed that that number has now fallen to 57 percent -- still high but moving in the right direction. Even more significantly, only 36 percent of Americans think humans are causing the Earth to warm, compared with 47 percent in 2006.

This is, frankly, stunning. The Lefties are blaming the "tea-party activists" and conservatives for "playing with numbers" and other such nonsense. But the director at Pew said many Americans seem to just not give a shit because they've got other things to worry about -- and perhaps because many of them experienced a cool summer this year and already a chilly autumn.

Yes, the Earth has been cooling since 1998 (or 2000, by some scientific accounts), and it is cooling faster than it warmed between 1980 and 1998. You won't read about this in most snooze-papers around the country, but it is real and it is not even being denied by anyone who'll go on record for denying such things.

It is also frankly amazing that major snooze media actually printed the recent poll (luckily it was done by a respected institution), but of course the media included in the articles the alleged fact that a "vast majority of scientists" still believe in anthropocentric global warming. The snooze pundits don't say what KIND of scientists believe the nonsense and they don't give an accounting of which ones actually believe it.

But for the moment, I'll just revel in some good news (not snooze).

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