Milton Banana wrote:
And yet this is what Americans think of the issue.http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-m ... al-warming
Just 34 percent of adults said they worried “a great deal” about “global warming,” about the same as last year. Meanwhile, 35 percent said they felt the same way about “climate change,” just a 2 percentage points more than last year.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/0 ... 92182.htmlhttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl ... 21901.html
“A major challenge facing scientists and organizations that view global warming as a major threat to humanity is that average citizens express so little concern about the issue,” Gallup said.
Gallup reports that the economy, federal spending and health care were the most-pressing issues for Americans. Only race relations inspired less worry than climate change. Those two issues received concern responses of “only a little” or “not at all” from a majority of those polled.
By comparison, more than half of respondents rated 12 other issues as matters they worry about at least “a fair amount.” Last month, Secretary of State John Kerry made headlines by calling climate change as big a national security threat as terrorism, but those surveyed appear to disagree: The possibility of a future terrorist attack in the U.S. was among the 13 issues a majority of respondents fret about a “fair amount” or “a great deal.”
Yes, by all means go on strike. You are not convincing anyone. After 30 years of beating this dead horse you're no better off in the public square then you were in the 1980's. You are failing in this debate. Completely and utterly.
Why is this? The people are smarter than you think.
Far from it. The general population is unconcerned with much passed their next pay check in future planning and thanks to the disinformation from the political conservatives and the poor education in the sciences the general population is easily confused.
Look at how many believe in evolution compared to creationism or ghosts or witches :http://www.harrisinteractive.com/NewsRo ... fault.aspxBelief in Darwin's theory of evolution, however, while well below levels recorded for belief in God, miracles and heaven, is up in comparison to 2005 findings (47%, up from 42%).
The survey also finds that 42% of Americans believe in ghosts, 36% each believe in creationism and UFOs, 29% believe in astrology, 26% believe in witches and 24% believe in reincarnation - that they were once another person.
They see public trust being abused. They see the methods being hidden from their view. They see the FOIA's being ignored. They see the emails threatening to destroy evidence and emails. They see billions of their tax dollars being wasted on renewable companies that go out of business.
No, they see folks like you CLAIMING this.
They see their gas, electric, and water bills going up and up.
Along with all of their other bills, which has happened throughout modern history.
They see the coal industry being put out of business.
By cheaper and cleaner fuels ..... that is supposed to be the way the market works is it not?
They see pipelines that would drive down the cost of gas not being built.
Because the people do not want the land soaked in crude oil.
They see the oil companies driven out of the Gulf only to see the Chinese and the Russians flocking to the area that was abandoned.
Really? You have some real references to this? The problems in the Gulf and the huge losses to the people living on the Gulf coast seem to have been ignored in thie propaganda event of yours.
They see scientists refusing to share their work for replication. They see climate model after model predict temperatures much higher than what comes to pass.
Again, they see people like you making the claims as part of the attempt to impact the research.
They see you talking down to them as if they couldn't possibly understand.
Most do not, which is part of the problem.
They don't like that.
Yet they still want to make the science education less important.
They see temperature stations placed on roof tops. They see this carbon offset scam for what it is. These billions are going into someone's pockets somewhere, but there is no accounting of it whatsoever.
Again, they see the claims people like you make but the real facts do not support what you are telling them. The problem is they can believe the lies you repeat just as easy as the real facts.
The people have concluded that "Global Warming" is the biggest gravy-train ever ridden by con-men. They have witnessed scare mongering tactics that never come to pass for decades, and they're tired of it, and they find this campaign offensive and stupid. They don't believe you anymore. You have squandered the public trust because you just can't help yourselves. They see you reaching into their lives to regulate their cars, homes, ovens, refrigerators, light bulbs, and toilets ect ect. and they don't like that. They see these scientists and politicians who impose this crap on them living high on the hog in their mansions making millions while they struggle to make ends meet.
They see scientists living in mansions? You are more ignorant than I thought. They do not see the people funding the "skeptics" making their BILLIONS by delaying action.
They see. They see these people jet setting and flying all over the world staying at the best hotels and eating the best food and drinking the best of the best.
No, they may be told this and may want to believe it, but then again they believe in witches too.
They see these same people telling them they're the problem and they should do with less. Settle for the scraps from table of government and the left. They see and they don't like it. They know this planet have naturally warmed and cooled long before they took over.
Yes, it did and in the process most of the species living on the planet became extinct. That is the concern for climate change as it has never been good for the majority of the life on the planet and humans are one of the majority life forms that will be significantly affected.
They know what you're pushing. Higher taxes and much less freedom coupled with bigger government and a smaller private sector. They're tired of the notion of only you the chosen cultist know what's best for them. They see, and they don't like it. So, feel free. Take a break and go off into a corner and pout because you're losing.
Being able to lie and mislead is hard to beat when one uses complete honesty, but the history books will tell the story provided there are any around in the future.