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  • New Poll Shows More Skepticism on Global Warming


    A new poll from Harris Interactive Inc released today found that:

    “Just 51 percent of adults questioned said they believed carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would cause the Earth’s average temperature to increase. Two years ago, fully 71 percent of respondents linked greenhouse gases directly to global warming.

    The Harris results follow polls in recent months from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, the The Washington Post and ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal and NBC showing a similar decline in the percentage of people who believe climate change is real and is caused by emissions from fossil fuels.”

    We should remind you of the costs of addressing this ‘problem’ with cap and trade legislation. Heritage analysis projects the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill passed in the House would:

    • Reduce GDP by $9.4 trillion between 2012 and 2035;
    • Destroy 1.9 million jobs in 2012, which could approach 2.5 million by 2035. Manufacturing would lose 1.4 million jobs in 2035;
    • A typical family of four will pay, on average, an additional $829 each year for energy-based utility costs; and $1,241 more in 2035;
    • A family of four will reduce its consumption of goods and services by up to $3,000 per year;
    • Gasoline prices will rise by 58 percent ($1.38 more per gallon) and average household electric rates will increase by 90 percent by 2035.

    We should also remind you that the environmental benefits of cap and trade are nonexistent.

    Interestingly, Harris conducted the poll November 2nd through 11th. In other words, the respondents answered before the news of Climategate broke, or as the always-witty Mark Steyn calls it, Warmergate. Skepticism is only bound to grow and here comes that funny little word transparency again. Reason senior analyst Shikha Dalmia writes, “A complete airing of the science of global warming, which is looking less and less avoidable by the day, might eventually vindicate the claims of climate warriors. Or it might not. The only thing Obama can control in this matter is which side he will support: The truth, or–what he accused his predecessor of–ideology.”

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    7 Responses to New Poll Shows More Skepticism on Global Warming

    1. Bobbie Jay says:

      …and GOVERNMENT wants to punish the ones who found evidence of the truth!

      Just like Obama wants to punish the military for letting a terrorist on military base! If you want to FIND THE ROOT CAUSE OF THIS TERRORIST AT FORT HOOD, no one is to blame for this terrorist's CHOSEN actions but THOSE WHO INDOCTRINATE ISLAM BELIEFS! AND THE WEAK WHO PERSONALLY, CARRY THEM OUT!

    2. Diane Gilland, Owin says:

      I think global warming is a big hoax. I believe we should keep our planet clean, but the rest is all crap. I think its a way to make people join into a world force to , a one world government.

      Obama has surrounded himself with weirdo types to want what they want and dont or won't listen to the facts, or the weathergate facts coming out. Its just another way to push us into a world system. Diane

    3. Julia Fromkin, Leesb says:

      Have never believed in human caused global warming. The climate has normal ups and downs. I'm old enough to remember when the "scientists" were warning us that we were entering the new ice age and we were all going to freeze. It wasn't all that long ago. This is all political and a power grab.

    4. William says:

      Genesis 8:21-22 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

      While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

      Doesn't sound like a scenario for global warming to me. Celebrity Pastors also climbed on the global warming bandwagon. NO Christian should believe this lie. Call on those pastors that signed the global warming pact, or whatever it was a few years ago, call on them to repent and being to tell the truth to their flocks.

      I wonder just how many Christians fall in for this junk science because of their pastors.

    5. Lydia, Massachusetts says:

      Correct, Julia. In the late 70's we were being warmed of a coming ice age – I remember it very clearly and now only a few decades later they are crying the exact opposite. What's up with that?

    6. Steven Kahn says:

      I knew Global Warming was a warm cow pie at the get-go. Why? Because I'm a scientist that isn't on the take.

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