Pew Poll: Most Americans Don’t Believe in ‘Scientific Consensus’ on Climate Change



Is it a consensus if most Americans do not believe the “scientific consensus on climate change? As reported at CNS News, most Americans do not agree and believe the “scientific consensus” on climate change. Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults say climate change is either that the Earth’s warming stems from natural causes or that there is no evidence of warming. So much for the 97% consensus. I guess, according to Leonardo Di Caprio, more than hold of Americans shouldn’t hold public officer. Hey Leo, in my humble opinion, shut up and just act.

Hmm, climate change. What ever happened to global warming?


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 by Pew Research Center.

According to the survey, only 27 percent of Americans agree that “almost all” climate scientists say that human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change, while 35 percent say that “more than half” of climate scientists agree on this. An additional 35 percent of those surveyed say that fewer than half (20%) or almost no (15%) climate scientists believe that human behavior is the main contributing factor in climate change.

Pew contrasted this to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which “stated in the forward to its 2013 report, ‘the science now shows with 95 percent certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.’”

Additionally, Americans were skeptical about the expertise of climate scientists.

Just 33 percent of those surveyed said that climate scientists understand “very well” whether global climate change is happening, another 39 percent said climate scientists understand this “fairly well.” Twenty-seven percent of those surveyed say climate scientists don’t understand this “too well” or don’t understand it at all.

When it comes to the causes of global climate change only 28 percent say climate scientists understand them “very well” while 31 percent say the scientists understand them “not too well” or “not at all.”

Additionally, Americans seemed to lack trust in climate scientists’ solutions to climate change. Only 19 percent say climate scientists understand very well the best ways to address climate change, and 35 percent say the scientists understand this not too well or not at all.

Americans also don’t trust the news media’s coverage of climate change. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed say the media does a “good job” covering global climate change, while 51% say they do a “bad job.”

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    One Response to “Pew Poll: Most Americans Don’t Believe in ‘Scientific Consensus’ on Climate Change”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on October 5th, 2016 10:40 pm

      There has been climate change since the planet had an atmosphere. It is created by cycles of the sun and has nothing to do with man’s activities.

      The concept of global warming was the first mantra of the scam artists and when that didn’t work, they changed the name to climate change. This is the usual socialist type of activity to see that a name doesn’t work because the people see it for what is actually is so they change the name. Another name change from socialist to progressive to hide the real socialist agenda.

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