Poll: half of Americans say global warming human caused

Tue, 2007-07-31 13:03Kevin Grandia
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Poll: half of Americans say global warming human caused

Despite the massive media coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this Spring, only 50 per cent of respondents to a recent national poll say global warming is caused primarily by human activity, up four points since December.

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Well, it’s an improvement, albeit a slow one. Sooner or later it will increase at a more reasonable level.

It’s not just global warming. The theory of evolution by natural selection is itself not taken as seriously as you’d think such a well entrenched (scientifically speaking) would be. I don’t know the numbers, but they are nonetheless pitiful. So, in way, this number is not very surprising, but like another comment suggested: it is a cause for optimism.

I think that making the science more accessible to every day people, and teaching them what to look for in scientific papers or discussions, will give the science an edge in the public discourse.

In fact, much of that discussion is happening on Youtube. I’ve recently posted a “sick” video that aims to dispell the infamous “C02-temperature lag problem”. It’s my way of venting anger, but I also wanted to jolt people’s brains with it. And I need viewership!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFGcsHJ_HsE

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