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The number of Americans who believe that anthropogenic global warming is occurring is dropping dramatically every year. Al Gore hardest hit:
NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) — Three-quarters of Americans say natural disasters are on the increase, but fewer than ever believe the climate is heating up, a new poll finds.
Only 44 percent say they “believe the theory” that carbon dioxide emissions are warming the Earth, down from 51 percent in 2009 and 71 percent in 2007, but most movement has been into the “not sure” column.
Check out this NPR article: Climate change: Public skeptical, scientists sure
It might as well be entitled “Who you gonna believe, the smart people or the stupid people?”
Who do I believe? I continue to believe in the common sense abilities of ordinary Americans who instinctively know to be skeptical of a man who tells us we’re going to die from carbon emissions and rising oceans but who continues to fly on a private jet and recently bought a seaside mansion. If Al Gore wants Americans to believe what he’s saying, he should first behave as if he believes what he’s saying.
We peasants might not have Ph.D’s, but we sure as hell can spot a scammer.
(h/t Jim Geraghty)