Fewer Americans Worried about Global Warming … Then Why Cap & Trade … Can Al Gore Just Go Away


The blame man global warming crowd had their chance to BS America and it looks like their days are over. After all of Al Gore’s speeches, movies, book signings, outlandish and outrageous climate exaggerations and Oscars … according to a recent Zogby poll, fewer Americans than ever are concerned about climate change.

Could Climate-gate and the discovery of pro-global warming scientists seen manipulating data and discussing how to prevent dissenting opinions regarding global warming have some thing to do with this? Could the fact that scientists dumped the raw global warming data be a reason? Could the fact that more and more scientists are coming out against the claims of Al Gore and the blame man for global warming crowd? Could the fact that we have actually been in a cold spell be the answer?

In any case, as more and more Americans doubt that man is responsible for global warming … why then does Barack Obama and Democrats looks to pass Cap & Trade that will further destroy the US economy in a time when jobs and economic growth are needed?

Nearly half of Americans, or 49 percent, say they are only slightly or not at all concerned about climate change, while 35 percent are somewhat or highly concerned, the survey shows.

Zogby’s latest poll shows those with more relaxed views on the issue jumped 10 percentage points from 2007, when 39 percent said they were slightly or not at all concerned. In 2007, 48 percent said they were somewhat or highly concerned.

The survey’s results emerge as the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen heads into its final week, amid warnings that global warming could eventually melt the polar ice caps, raising sea levels and causing drought and other severe weather conditions.

Also, as reported at the Rasmussen Report, Americans are very skeptical of the science behind global warming.

Most Americans (52%) believe that there continues to be significant disagreement within the scientific community over global warming.

While many advocates of aggressive policy responses to global warming say a consensus exists, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of adults think most scientists agree on the topic. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure.

Posted December 16, 2009 by
Al Gore, Global Warming, Polls | 9 comments

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    9 Responses to “Fewer Americans Worried about Global Warming … Then Why Cap & Trade … Can Al Gore Just Go Away”

    1. Bee Bop on December 16th, 2009 12:16 pm

      Clearly global warming is just a very well controlled and immensly marketed internationally-conducted global conspiracy!

      Of course! How could global warming be real?? Like as if pollution causes any sort of pollution… so silly.

    2. Bee Bop on December 16th, 2009 12:19 pm

      I think India may be behind this whole conspiracy. Or maybe China. So clever they are. Theyre just trying to hold U.S. back!

    3. tuyvnsurvivor on December 16th, 2009 4:13 pm

      It makes for a dangerous place when so few of our college students opt for science. Even for a one year requirement, it takes half that time to hold one sides religion and the othersides activisum long enough to skim by a science.

      It would be quite a show to see Gore in a geology claas; seeing him having to think on his own…discussing the natural events which cycle climate change.

      Humans do polute, Gore polutes more in a year than a few of us might in a lifetime. And humans have caused mas extenction of critters. Our effect on climate change is tough to tell, if for colder or for hotter. One opinion. Though if it is claimed “hotter”, the way that appears to work…looking at long drawn out details, it is the hotter would be brief, followed by more serious cold. With a stronger effort on polar shift than is occuring now.

      Nonsense perhaps. But would love Gore to have to defend, on his own, against even junior level geology students armed with geological records.

    4. Pat in alabama on December 16th, 2009 11:04 pm

      When I was a kid there was a (lesser) degree of hysteria because it was theorized we were on the verge of an ice age! In 40 years we have swung completely the other way, so I guess it was a very short ice age.

      These things run in cycles, like hair styles and wide ties. In 20 years we will no more want to be associated with global warming than wearing leisure suits or platform shoes.

    5. Dolf on December 17th, 2009 4:26 am

      there should be done something.

      the global warming thing may be a bit far fetched, but we humans should do something about polution.

      eventhough…I do not expect results from the Copenhagen talks
      SM: Are you joking? You have heard of the EPA, right? The US for years has done things to protect the water, land and air. Know what president started the EPA? Hint, it was not a Democrat.

      Of course people should be concerned about pollution. It would be irresponsible not to. Sorry, but we had Green Up Day back in the 1970′s.

      Giving money to third world thug nations so that they can have war lords spend it on themselves rather than pollution control is hardly the answer. That is called socialism and redistribution of wealth.

      Sorry, but CO2 is not the issue. If it were the only answer to controlling it would be to kill people. Hmm, and there ya have it. That’s why the population control crowd is linked to global warming. Here is a thought … Al you dirt people, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is … stop the CO2 … stop talking, stop breathing and stop having kids. There’s a start.

      How could any one have taken the Copenhagen conference serious when all these concerned people ended up creating the very carbon footprint that they complain about greater than 30 countries for a year in just 2 weeks.

      What a joke.

      Recycling and being concerned about pollution has nothing to do with the Global warming dirt people. Just like Obamacare has nothing to do with providing health care to individuals. The both have to do with government control and redistribution of wealth, Nothing more.


    6. TheOldWorld on December 17th, 2009 8:34 am

      Has at least any one of you. Just one. Looked at a temperature reconstruction chart over the last 1000 years that was produced by scientific agencies?

      Why cap&trade?
      Because it already exists and because it works.

      Yes it makes it expensive to keep on using your crappy old factory plant. So you have to invest in a new one with all around better efficiency. Creating safer, more high tech jobs. etc.

      Why does that seem to sound like armageddon to you?
      SM: You ever heard of an ice age? I guess the scientists in the 1970′s that proclaimed the coming Ice Age were wrong? Guess what, they are the same ones that are now claiming global warming.

      What an Inconvenient situation.

      Have you ever been to a factory in the USA? They are some of the most high tech things that exist. Um, we have EPA standards in the US.

      There is no such thing in the world that is 100% pure. This is the reason why a certain amount of Arsenic is allowed in water. Because it has been proved to be harmless. The dirt people want to create an environment that is unsustainable.

      Let’s not forget that big yellow thing up in the sky. Um, the sun. Maybe you would like to explain how before man created those evil factories … how the Earth had climate change? Was that George W. Bush’s fault too? At some point you LEFTists need to understand that in the grand scope of things … man is so trivial and insignifican to the awsome power of nature.

      There is a reason why there are a thing called break even graphs and a theory called the law of diminsihing returns.

      Like I said, if they want to stop CO2 emissions, maybe they should stop pontificating to others and take their own advice … hold their breath.

    7. super dave on December 17th, 2009 9:07 am

      most democrats support global warming since most of them do not have to go out and work. if you are sitting in the house living off the government, it will be hot when you go outside.
      try going out and working in the heat for a few days. it was just as hot 50 years ago as it is now.

    8. TheOldWorld on December 17th, 2009 11:21 am

      If most of the factories are new and efficient, why worry about cap&trade? Wouldn’t then be just a fun thing to do?

      You describe climate changes that happened slowly over the course of millions of years. Why do you keep making arguments my 12 year young sister can make and already refute with her school knowledge. Scientists are also aware of those. I’ll go out on a limb here and say they know a lot more than you do.

      Look at my link above.

    9. lary on January 2nd, 2010 10:58 pm

      Wow. You people are such idiots.
      SM: Oh Lary … what a come back, did you spend all day thinking of that brilliant bit of prose to add to the discussion?

      Wow, that’s for adding such perils of wisdom to the discussion, shear genius on your part. Ya might want to take a goog long hard look in the idiot mirror yourself.


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