Sunday, April 19, 2009

Climate Change Update

Great news today from Rasmussen.
Just one-out-of-three voters (34%) now believe global warming is caused by human activity, the lowest finding yet in Rasmussen Reports national surveying.
That number is down from last year's number of 47%. Now that we are getting real scientists looking at the problem, I think that number will drop another 10 points next year. Especially now that the EPA wants to regulate CO2.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of all likely voters attribute climate change to long-term planetary trends, while seven percent (7%) blame some other reason. Eleven percent (11%) aren’t sure.
Imagine that, the Earth actually goes through natural climate changes? So all the warming since the last ice age wasn't caused by man? Oh no...Gore's head will explode soon.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of all Americans believe global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem, with 33% who say it’s Very Serious. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s a not a serious problem.
That number will go down as soon as the schools start teaching little things like Photosynthesis, and how the ecosystem works. Of course that would mean, schools would have to divert resources away from teaching kids that FDR is a God and all must worship him. No matter, I have my faith in science and that cooler climate heads will win out. Much like the Flat Earth is a no brainer now, AGW will be a no brainer in 20 years.

This is on top of the wonderful news that Antarctic Ice is growing.
A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded.
I don't expect that paper to be circulated much around the US though. The MSM here has been way too over the top in the tank with Gore and the blame humans for everything crowd.

If you actually want to have a debate, read this article by Roy Spencer.
There are two new scientific findings that will have a huge impact on the global warming debate—if they are allowed to see the light of day. The fi rst is compelling new evidence that suggests that global warming has been mostly natural, the result of an internally generated climate fluctuation called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. The second is the increasing amount of observational evidence that the climate system is largely insensitive to our greenhouse gas emissions.
Imagine a scientist actually doing real science. Life is good again.

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