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Thu, 2009-10-22 15:56Jim Hoggan
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New Pew Center Poll Confirms The Effects of Climate Confusion Campaign

Despite taking their licks in the press lately, the Chamber of Commerce and the coal industry front group American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) have something to celebrate today.

A new poll released by the Pew Research Center has found the number of Americans who believe that pollution is causing climate change declined 20 percent over the past two years. Only 57% of Americans believe there is solid scientific evidence that the global climate is warming.

Some pin this decline on the economy, arguing that Americans have other things to worry about and climate change has drifted off their radar screen.

But, as I explained to the Guardian newspaper today, “a big part of this problem is this campaign to mislead Americans about climate science. This is a very sophisticated group of people who know how to create doubt and confusion and they have done a very good job of it.”

Thu, 2007-01-25 09:54Ross Gelbspan
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Ostriches Still Flourish South of the Border

Less than half Americans believe global warming is due to human activities, according to a recent report from the Pew Center for People and the Press.

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