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Old 05-29-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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The liberal mind at work:

A real scientist does a study. That study finds that AGW skeptics are slightly more aware of science than those who believe in CAGW.

That peer reviewed study is published in the Scientific Journal Nature.

Fox News reports on the study.

Liberals start yelling that the paper cannot be trusted because Foxnews reported on it.

sigh
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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The good news is the CAGW freakouts are losing on the science.

They say AGW is causing more hurricans. it isnt.
They say AGW is causing more tornadoes. it isnt.
they say AGW is causing more floods. it isnt.

they have the data. they know the truth. yet they lie. why? what else are they lying about?


Global Warming is causing milder more humane weather? What???
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Wouldn't the prudent study be on not testing the American general public but the climate scientists themselves? And how exactly is a question about what a laser is suddenly informative about how people understand climate observations and climate science?
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Wouldn't the prudent study be on not testing the American general public but the climate scientists themselves? And how exactly is a question about what a laser is suddenly informative about how people understand climate observations and climate science?
That is exactly what I did in post #40.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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I don't think that was the conclusion at all...As with all polls, the answers you get depend on the questions you ask. We found that almost all climate scientists believe that the world has been warming: 97% agree that "global average temperatures have increased" during the past century. But not everyone attributes that rise to human activity. A slight majority (52%) believe this warming was human-induced, 30% see it as the result of natural temperature fluctuations and the rest are unsure. What Scientists Really Think About Global Warming - Forbes.com
I suspect that in that 52% that believe the rise in temp. is human cased, you would find a large number that do not feel the rise is dangerous.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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There are plenty of whack a doodles who don't believe in science on this forum, that much is for sure. But I do believe that some commenter's are more than than just your run of the mill rube who gets their news from FAUX and thinks climate change is a giant conspiracy orchestrated by Al Gore. While those types of rubes are quite prevalent, there are others who make a far more cogent argument using junk science and who only appear on threads on climate change.

Kinda makes one wonder what interests they are here to represent......
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: WA
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"That people’s cultural views – how much they value things like individualism and equality -- affect their views on global warming much more than actual knowledge about science. Regardless of how much they know about science, individualists were relatively unconcerned about global warming, whereas those who value equality were very concerned."

So people who care about other people are worried about climate change. People who are lower on the empathy scale care less about the effects of climate change.

The people who took the survey are not going to be much affected by climate change. They get cheap, clean water out of the tap and don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. They are not living in small island nations or in arid lands with empty aquifers.

It's harder for some people to experience empathy than others. We call those people "engineers": good at science, bad at feelings.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Who cares what the uninformed public thinks? The only opinions that matter are the ones of the climate scientists. Not hacks who push pencils at NASA. Not right wing talk radio. And the fact is, climate scientists are in (depending on the study) 94-98% agreement that man is partially to blame for the rise in global temperatures.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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How about this. Rather then testing random people on the street about primary school science and asking their opinion on Global warming. Why not ask people who actually are scientists and deal with science for a living what they think.

Oh I know why...Its because you lose.

Report: 97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real
Even scientist is too broad, whats a psychologist or a astronomer going to know about climate change than the general public.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I suspect that in that 52% that believe the rise in temp. is human cased, you would find a large number that do not feel the rise is dangerous.
I would agree that it is not dangerous for this generation, or even perhaps the next, but eventually it will make some major changes in the world, maybe for our great grandchildren...If they are lucky by that time there may be no more fossil fuels left to burn, or there will be cleaner and cheaper alternatives...I have yet to see any scientist say that climate change will happen quickly...

But then again I could be wrong... Climate change could happen much faster than previously thought - Telegraph
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