Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fear of global warming cools down

Bad news for the Warmers, care of the Pew Research Center:
There has been a sharp decline over the past year in the percentage of Americans who say there is solid evidence that global temperatures are rising. And fewer also see global warming as a very serious problem – 35% say that today, down from 44% in April 2008.


Anonymous said...

If the majority of people thought BBQ pork rinds and Mtn. Dew were health foods, would that offset the views of epidemiologists, diabetes, and cardiac health experts? Do you know of a poll of climatologists on this issue?

Martin Cothran said...

I suppose that if I were arguing that the level of public agreement with global warming advocates were a measure of the strength of their theory, it would be a good point.

Anonymous said...

So then Martin, how about spending some time over the turkey shoot going on over Levitt and Dubner's SuperFreakonomics? Unfortunately for them, a few scientists, got to read their Chapter 5 on the mitigation of AGW. Let's say that every assertion, every solution offered therein has been debunked. Levitt/Dubner's consultant, Nathan Mhyrvold who till last week touted himself as a polymath's polyath, has gone incognito! Climate science isn't simply a matter of argument and rhetoric. It isn't even something to be discussed over the web. It is Science - which means it takes years of study, research, and review to master the principles and talk about. Just as any other scholarly discipline.