The number of Americans who believe that climate change is real has declined in the last year, but a majority do see convincing evidence of global warming, according to a new poll.
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found 57 percent of Americans see “solid evidence of warming,” compared to 71 percent in April 2008, and 77 percent in August 2007.
Since 2008, the proportion of Americans who describe global warming as the result of human activity, such as the burning of fossil fuels, has also sharply dropped from 47 percent to 36 percent, the survey found.
The article also says that only 35 percent of people feel that Climate Crisis is a “very serious problem.” That is down from 45 percent previously.
This proves two things:
1) A large chunk of The American People are still stupid.
2) Propaganda still works better than science on stupid people.
I really hate calling people stupid.
But really, the science just proved it.
And this story, these facts, are all about what forms the individual belief system. After all the science proves that Climate Change is occurring. There IS no serious rebuttal to the science. Add in the fact that the evidence of Climate Change can be easily seen and measured by even an observant lay person.
Yet an increasing chunk of people choose to disregard the science and to believe the propaganda bought and paid for by the Energy Corporation Arm of The Ruling Class….those who will have to GASP! cut their profit margin under even the weakest Climate Legislation possible.
But perhaps they are not stupid? Perhaps they are just afraid of what the data means? That there is an approaching menace…
…that they feel they have no control over…
…and so it is easier to deny the crisis and their fears and hopelessness and just believe the comforting propaganda and deny the facts?
Nope, come to think of it, that still makes them stupid, it just adds a note of pathos to the whole deal.
Since I am in a curmudgeonly and misanthropic mood these days I will just include one more link to sum up what I think about a percentage of people who prefer to stick their head in the sand rather than believe the overwhelming scientific consensus about an existential but still somewhat preventable FACT that threatens every sentient being on earth.