Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real

posted at 3:05 pm on February 29, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Talk about the rugged individualism of Americans. We’ll ignore experts on both sides of this debate, but we sure give credence to our own personal observations.

According to a new survey by the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, more Americans than at any point since 2009 think climate change is real. (Who doesn’t think “climate change” is real? That’s too innocuous a phrase to feel threatened by: Clearly, the climate has and does and will change.)

Not surprisingly, belief in global warming (a less innocuous phrase) still breaks down along party lines:

The poll showed a sharp gap depending on ideology, with 78 percent of supporters of President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party saying there is solid evidence of climate change compared with 47 percent of supporters of the rival Republican Party saying so.

What convinced new believers? Nearly half of those who said they now accept global warming said they were primarily convinced by their own firsthand experience of warmer temperatures or weird weather changes.

Americans didn’t just imagine that the weather has been whacky lately:

Nine of the 10 warmest years in history have taken place since 2000, according to US space agency NASA.

Last year broke records for severe weather in the United States, with extreme events such as tornadoes and tropical storms causing more than $55 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

This isn’t the first time researchers have found that local temperatures influence individuals’ opinions about climate change.

But, but — those experts we ignore say day-to-day shifts in weather aren’t evidence of broader trends. That’s why, these experts say, meteorologists have no better insight into global warming than anybody else does. So, will the “climate change” experts let Americans’ observation-based belief in global warming stand because it works in their favor? Or will they stand by the assertion that observation of the daily weather and climate change study are two separate fields?

So, let’s say Americans shouldn’t believe in global warming based on their own personal observations. What other reasons for their newfound acceptance of “climate change” do they cite? More than half of global warming adherents say their belief in global warming was also influenced by melting glaciers. Are those glaciers melting as rapidly as we’ve been told? Not according to The Blaze:

[C]onsider that recent improvements in data collection technology has also revealed that the polar ice caps are melting less than originally thought. U.S. World News reported that researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder found that 30 percent less ice is melting than earlier projections. It does claim that ice melt that has occurred between 2003 and 2010 is enough to cover the whole of the United States with a foot and a half of water — or fill Lake Erie eight times.

The University of Michigan study doesn’t specify whether the two-thirds of Americans who believe climate change is real also think men are causing the earth to warm. The poll numbers fluctuate, but the debate is always the same. The disagreement that counts is not over whether climate change is real but whether men have mastery over the weather and whether we should implement government policies to somehow “control” the climate — to the detriment of other concerns, like the economy.


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Of course it’s real. The earth’s climate has been changing since the planet was formed 4 billion years ago.

MoreLiberty on February 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

The University of Michigan study doesn’t specify whether the two-thirds of Americans who believe climate change is real also think men are causing the earth to warm.

that’s the rub. Its one thing to conclude that it may be occurring, but its completely another to conclude the origin of the warming itself.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I’m sorry, a couple of schools of Poli Sci retards do a survey of the stupid, ask questions that have nothing to do with the real issue, and that’s supposed to mean…what exactly?

That we shouldn’t get our science information from schools of Poli Sci retards, perhaps?

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM

There is nothing in this poll that says I can’t support Mother Gaia by increasing my tithes through the taxation of other human beings.

/Libtard Logic

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

By “Two Thirds of Americans” they of course mean 550 people.

Lost in Jersey on February 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM

How about this question the next time we survey the stupid?

Do you think that someone who graduates with a degree from the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy has the knowledge needed to change the weather?

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM

In Jersey we experience climate change every few hours.

Go RBNY on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

If we’re goin’ by personal experience, the world ended in 1980. Texas started out with “once in a century” ice storms then had its hottest summer ever.

cozmo on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

that’s the rub. Its one thing to conclude that it may be occurring, but its completely another to conclude the origin of the warming itself.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM

And yet another to conclude that the solution is to take money from Americans and send it to people in Third World countries (after the UN and various other “facilitators” get their cut.

hawksruleva on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real

It is.

CTSherman on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hey…!

… It was raining yesterday, but it’s sunny out today.

OH… MY… GOD…!!!

… THE CLIMATE HAS CHANGED!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…!!!

(runs into the dark of night, screaming, with arms flailing about wildly)

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

What was the question? How was the question phrased?
“Climate change” – yes – always has changed and always will change.
“Global warming” – depends – has the earth been warming since the last ice age? – yes. The last 15 years? – not so much.
AGW (caused by man) – absolutely not. No proof whatsoever on that one.

dentarthurdent on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

MNHawk nails it—by polling on a belief, doesn’t necessarily make it true. Its a perversion of the poll. The poll is a summary of opinion, and cannot be construed as anything regarding evidence of anything beyond that of ..an…opinion.

If you polled 100 people regarding the existence of a$$holes, you might get 80% of them who agree that there are such a thing as a$$holes. The other 20% have their thumbs implanted firmly in them, or, possibly their heads–they’re called liberals.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I believe in climate change, in fact I predict it will get hotter in August and colder in January. Climate change.

Do I believe giving loads of tax dollars to the government and killing all economic productivity will stop that? Hell no! What idiot would…nevermind.

Meric1837 on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Free birth control for college girls will help reduce global warming.

vcferlita on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

In Jersey we experience climate change every few hours.

Go RBNY on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Yeah – nearly every time that big light bulb in the sky appears, it gets warmer. Then it disappears, and it gets colder.

I think the switch to CFC bulbs will fix this, though.

hawksruleva on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

It is sometimes hard to dispute science….

liberal4life on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Whose poll?

According to a new survey by the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion

Oh, okay…

Eren on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

(runs into the dark of night, screaming, with arms flailing about wildly)

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Just as long as you leave $50 for Mother Gaia on the table by the door before you go off flailing…..mmkay?

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I don’t believe this. I work with nothing but Democrats and hardly any of them believe in global warming (any more).

stefanite on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Climate changes – duh; see, e.g., Ice Age. Gaia worshipping eco-weenies, however, will spin these poll results to mean that 2/3rds of us now worship at the altar of man-caused climate change as they do. Not the same thing.

natasha333 on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Of course it’s real. The earth’s climate has been changing since the planet was formed 4 billion years ago.

MoreLiberty on February 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Exactly. The question is whether human activity plays a significant role in the changes that have occurred over the past century. All the evidence indicates that human activity has some measurable influence, but it is sufficiently small that dealing with the effects as they occur will be more cost effective than attempting to reduce our GHG emissions.

Inkblots on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

And BTW, how much credence goes to a group that releases survey results on a google hostednews site?

Who wants to bet this is one guy in a basement with a phone and a powermac G4.

Lost in Jersey on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

This runs directly counter to years of polls I’ve seen showing a steadily declining belief in global warming. The poll is bogus.

Doomberg on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

It’s not that the climate changes, it’s why it is changing and what the implications of the change. There was a mini ice age from about 1350 to 1850, so of course we’re warming up. If you come out of a time when the temperature is lower, it means current temps are higher.
Why? There are a whole lot of variables, starting with solar output. Any human influence is far down on the list.

rbj on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Turn off the water in California and watch what happens to the climate…

… Oh, wait!

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.
KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

You should stop nursing ken

Time to get off mamas titty

Sonosam on February 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM

From what I’ve seen, the evidence suggests that AGW is real. Not public opinion and not peer review have influenced my opinion.

What liberals have done is condone using this real problem as an excuse to allow unscientific methods to solve the problem but instead to line their pockets with money and political power.

shick on February 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

3/4 ths of Americans think the economy is improving. Public education at its finest.

Fuquay Steve on February 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

What was the question? “Do you believe in climate change?” Of course. The climate has been changing for eons.

“Do you believe that humans are responsible for climate change?” Only those with a hidden agenda really believe that. Did somebody say Algore?

DuctTapeMyBrain on February 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Just as long as you leave $50 for Mother Gaia on the table by the door before you go off flailing…..mmkay?

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Mother Gaia is gonna have to work pretty hard for that $50…

BlaxPac on February 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

It is sometimes hard to dispute science….

liberal4life on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

A poll of people regarding atmospheric/climatic conditions is not science. Science is observation and reporting and interpretation of the observations. Moreover, disputing “science” is reasonable and skepticism is valuable. If there is evidence of anthropogenic global warming, then it should be compelling, reasonable and fairly clear–not completely, but reasonably. It isn’t even close to that homeslice, not even close.

Then again, you’re not a scientist.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

It is sometimes hard to dispute science….

liberal4life on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Here’s one retardette that can’t tell the difference between political science and real science. Maybe our house webcam performer can check in, also.

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I’d like to do a study on the positive effects to a country in relation to lefties being culled

Sonosam on February 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Mother Gaia is gonna have to work pretty hard for that $50…

BlaxPac on February 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I heard about this chick up in Georgetown Law that’s willing to give it up, just for a pack o’ rubbers…..

easy/

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Then again, you’re not a scientist.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

No, she’s an “engineer” that plugs one computer part into another.

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

No. Americans, and people in general, need real science. With transparent methodologies and computer modeling with verifiable and reproduceable results. All things the Global Warming / Clmate Change alarmists have yet to provide.

Mitoch55 on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

The last good thing to come out of Michigan was a 1969 Z28

faraway on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

There is nothing to support an uptick in belief of manmade global warming.

Just another poll to depress Republicans.

It’s working.

Typicalwhitewoman on February 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Of course it’s real. The earth’s climate has been changing since the planet was formed 4 billion years ago.
MoreLiberty on February 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Yup. Says it all.

whatcat on February 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Climate change is real. Very real.

However, is there anything mankind can do to change it the way we like it??

Not a chance.

But, climates do change. The geologic record attests to this…and most of the biggest changes came along long long before man ever lit his first carbon-fueled fire.

coldwarrior on February 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Liberals wouldn’t know evidence if it smacked them upside their ideology.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

It is sometimes hard to dispute science….

liberal4life on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

(This means you’re not allowed to fart any longer! Hold it in…okay?)

KOOLAID2 on February 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Still trolling for gay dates, dude?

Archivarix on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

It is sometimes hard to dispute science….
liberal4life on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Hey sheet for brains

We don’t dispute science

We dispute megalomaniacal communist scumbags that should be hanged for trying to enslave us

Sonosam on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

So, will the “climate change” experts let Americans’ observation-based belief in global warming stand because it works in their favor? Or will they stand by the assertion that observation of the daily weather and climate change study are two separate fields?

Ummmm…. I think this has been answered since every time weather occurs somewhere in the world, we are told that is proof. the drought in North Texas this past summer or the hurricane in NY are two prime examples.

What gets me is when morons try to tell em that because we don’t hit the average high for a month that is proof. The average here may be 60, the temp will go back and forth between 40 and 80 which averages out to be …60!!!! People are just dumb, plain and simple.

If you really want to make a liberal blow a gasket, ask him where the predictions are for the average temperature of the world are that were correct that the average temp would stop warming. They can get real mad fast. If you ask them online, they ignore it, but in person, it can be fun to watch. After all, anyone that made it through middle school knows that the Scientific Method requires predictions and then validation of those predictions prior to a hypothesis becoming a theory.

jeffn21 on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I figure most of these believers don’t understand that “climate” is different from “weather”. And as for those warmer years recently…that’s been affecting many planets in our solar system…as FRED THOMPSON has previously pointed out.

JetBoy on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

No, she’s an “engineer” that plugs one computer part into another.

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Oh yes, and a quite well-compensated computer part plugger as she has told us so humbly……

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The last good thing to come out of Michigan was a 1969 Z28

faraway on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Nope, 1970 Ford Mustang with the 427.

Richard Petty switched from Mopar that year just to race that engine.

cozmo on February 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Why respond to these Leftist hacks on HotAir? You will no more change their “minds,” than they will change yours. They’re Socialists because something is wrong with them. And you won’t be able to change that, by interacting with them.

Even worse, you’re giving them exactly what they want – the attention that Mommy and Daddy never gave them.

The roaring silence can be a good thing.

Just a food-for-thought.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Number two, reliably checks in. Ernesto? Are you there to state how America’s greatest scientists are employed by Schools of Poli Sci retards?

But then again, our resident webcam “artist” isn’t exactly know for not having a sameness to his posts.

Kind of a broken record, actually.

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

REAL trolls would do better than that.

CurtZHP on February 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Hope and Change chanters talking about ‘slogans’????

hahahahaha

faraway on February 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

It is just so fascinating to me how liberals can’t stand people who love their country and chose to show it. I mean I understand liberals hate the country and pray for its demise. There is no debate on that, but to get so bothered by people who are the opposite is just amazing.

The Notorious G.O.P on February 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real

this is merely the polling equivalent of getting the girl to first base. Ken wouldn’t know a thing about that despite liberal chicks being hussies in the first place, but I digress. If the polling company can first establish the initial premise, then they can further develop the narrative into the cause. Its merely slipping it to you slowly and building the case for molding your opinion. Liberals suck it up like Obama and his shrimp dinners. They are like sheep, so easily swayed. They suspend all logic and just go where the poll goes, or in Ken’s case, where the “pole” goes.

said it.

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Why respond to these Leftist hacks on HotAir?

OhEssYouCowboys on February 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Practice

cozmo on February 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I can’t even hazard a guess on what the party affiliation break down of this poll was but one can be safe in assuming it included A LOT more Democrats than Republicans.

Regardless, 2/3rds believe “climate change is real”? Well OF COURSE climate change is real! Only a COMPLETE IDIOT would believe that the climate does not change. It has something to do with that BIG FLAMING BALL IN THE SKY.

But the question is, is mankind chiefly responsible for said climate change? Did they even ask that?

mitchellvii on February 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Who cares what people believe about science?

Science is not about beliefs.

You either establish enough data to prove a theory’s level of probability or you don’t.

The probability of the climate changing is 100%.

But that’s not what the poll means, it’s not what the people polled believe, thus rendering the entire exercise a mass of propaganda flapdoodle.

profitsbeard on February 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

The last good thing to come out of Michigan was a 1969 Z28

faraway on February 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

1970 Black Dodge Challenger?

Typicalwhitewoman on February 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change weather is real

ITguy on February 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin. KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Here’s some science, jaggarse.
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What will 2/3 of Americans think of this?
Sheriff Joe to hold presser tomorrow on his investigation into Obooba’s eligibility to run as POTUS.

Akzed on February 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Mother Gaia is gonna have to work pretty hard for that $50…

BlaxPac on February 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

If Gaia is a single mother, maybe she could sign up for food stamps?

steebo77 on February 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real

Treated completely differently by smart people when the poll topic is, oh I dunno, something like “80% of Americans believe in God.”

Akzed on February 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

It is sometimes hard to dispute science….

liberal4life on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

What about when they lie to push their agenda?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/02/23/fakegate_global_warmists_try_to_hide_their_decline_113225.html

Or when the Warmists say its ok to lie to forward their agenda?

http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2012/2/27/lying-and-deception-can-be-justified-says-climate-change-eth.html

So if it’s science, why do they have to lie about it?

itsspideyman on February 29, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Democrats don’t believe in that big ball of gas in the sky. Maybe that’s why we’re called Hot Gassers.

John the Libertarian on February 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

CurtZHP on February 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I had an E46 with that package once. Good stuff.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

1970 Black Dodge Challenger?

Typicalwhitewoman on February 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Very close! A 1970, 426 Hemi Cuda. Orange, with a black, shaker hood.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

ehh, Obama gave Dodge to the Italians.

faraway on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

1970 Black Dodge Challenger?

Typicalwhitewoman on February 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Let’s not leave out the 1970 Roadrunner Superbird! :)

itsspideyman on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

blockquote>jeffn21 on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

How many people don’t really understand science and math?
Well, half of all people have below average intelligence. The proof of that is in how many people vote Dem.

dentarthurdent on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

1970 Chevelle SS 454

that’ll cause your climate to change…booyah

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Sheriff Joe to hold presser tomorrow on his investigation into Obooba’s eligibility to run as POTUS.

Akzed on February 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Good luck with that one, patriot! In the words of the former male cheerleader “Bring em on!

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Probably because once the left changes their terms, others go along with the change as if it were always the case. Calling Global Warming “climate change” only gives credence to these lies.

It’s called Global Warming. And the globe ain’t warming.

bloghooligan on February 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

1970 Chevelle SS 454

that’ll cause your climate to change…booyah

ted c on February 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

This is a thread hijack I’m all for!

itsspideyman on February 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

People think about geothermal energy – when they think about it at all – in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot… -Al Gore, world’s chief global warming alarmist liar.

That’s hotter than the sun.

Akzed on February 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Still trolling for gay dates, dude?

Archivarix on February 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Ok, what is up with this??? I’ve been seeing various posters chiming in with the same theme on multiple threads…

Did some one find good old Ken on a dating site or what??? And it turned out he was every bit the #*cktard he appears to be??

C’mon give…

BigWyo on February 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Democrats don’t believe in that big ball of gas in the sky. Maybe that’s why we’re called Hot Gassers.

John the Libertarian on February 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Shame on you! It is not a ball of gas. It is reflection of Obama’s awesomeness in the sky.

Archivarix on February 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Its either warming or cooling. Always. Period.

Ask a warmer what the temperature of the Earth is supposed to be and wait for the answer.

Mimzey on February 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Why respond to these Leftist hacks on HotAir? You will no more change their “minds,” than they will change yours.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

You’re right about never changing their minds, but there is a valid reason for responding.

There are a lot readers and lurkers on most blogs and forums. If we let false propaganda go unchallenged, it could be read and possibly believed by someone who’s not familiar with the fact that these are trolls. That and sometimes it’s fun to watch them tie themselves into knots.

Lost in Jersey on February 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Nine of the 10 warmest years in history have taken place since 2000, according to US space agency NASA.

Which is expected since the planet has been warming since the end of the “Little Ice Age” in the mid-1800′s, which is about when our historical temperature records begin.

Its not unlike getting a new thermometer for Christmas, measuring temperature every day and proclaiming in July that the last 10 days have been the hottest 10 days since you started recording temperatures.

taznar on February 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Climate change is real, it changes every day of every year. What isn’t real is the lie that the changes are do to human activity.

aposematic on February 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Notice that God brought rain to nascar and tornadoes to Branson in the same week? Sounds like He’s mighty angry at REAL America!

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

REAL Americans don’t need science. They need flags, eagles, slogans and Sarah Palin.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Status: Single
Interests: Wealth redistribution
Hobbies: Trolling hotair.com

I have my own pad (rent my mom’s basement) and plenty of free time to devote to luvin you baby! I will dazzle you with my wit, good looks and disturbing obsession with Sarah Palin. If you want to go dutch (at McDonalds) and admire my charmless wit, then I am the man for you!

P.S. No ugos.

NotCoach on February 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Nine of the 10 warmest years in history have taken place since 2000, according to US space agency NASA.

Super deceptive “journalism” given that there has been no measured warming since 2001. Its hotter than at anytime during the <150 years of recorded temperatures (not history) which is what you would expect on a planet recovering from the little ice age. But, its not warming even though CO2 is going up. So much for catastrophic AGW.

sheikh of thornton on February 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Last year broke records for severe weather in the United States, with extreme events such as tornadoes and tropical storms causing more than $55 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Note the weaselly terminology. Records based on $$ damage, not number and severity of weather events. The same NOAA data shows hurricane number & intensity is near record lows and the number of severe tornadoes has been unchanged.

taznar on February 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

But, but, but – Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs – oooh ahhhh smart people…. ///libtard4life

dentarthurdent on February 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

BigWyo on February 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Google is your friend. ;-) Just remember to put quotes around the “keninct” Twitter feeds, dating sites, a world of information at your fingertips. There seems to be some disagreement over whether ken likes “girls” or men. We have to agree to disagree, I guess.

That “fabulous” intellect known as liberal4life can provide some laughs, also.

MNHawk on February 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Science says that Anthropogenic Global Warming is not occurring. So when the liberals stop thinking they are god, we can stop spending Trillions of $ trying to be god. And stop taxing the freaking air.

Anyone who is a “liberal for life” has these traits:
1. A closed mind
2. No math skills whatsoever
3. Religious zealot for all things liberal:
a. pro-abortion
b. pro-gay
c. anti-2nd amendment
d. RE: anti-constitution
e. anti-Judeo-Christian God
f. COEXIST sticker on a Subaru, which translates to no understanding of Islam.

kirkill on February 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

The people who post on this blog are as ignorant and idiotic as The Mainstream Media and Al Gore.

Headline: “Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real”

Conclusion: STUPID! Do you mean “Man-Made” Climate Change? Do you mean “Man-Made” Global Warming?

Using the term “Climate Change” WITHOUT including the term “Man-Made” is a stupid language trick played by The Mainstream Media – and these “bloggers” fall RIGHT INTO the Mainstream Media’s language TRAP!

Makes as much sense as this headline: “Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe GRAVITY is real:

STOOOO-PID!!

williamg on February 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Notice that God brought rain to nascar and tornadoes to Branson in the same week? Sounds like He’s mighty angry at REAL America!

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

affenhauer on February 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

P.S. No ugos.

NotCoach on February 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I believe that it’s “Yugo” race fan. Kind of like Yugoslavia.

KeninCT on February 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

1973 Mustang Mach I 351 Cleveland

Give me more power!!!

D-fusit on February 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

of the former male cheerleader

an I miss that guy. I long for the days when we had someone with a brain running the country. The US really hit the skids with the election of the that mouth breather Obumbya.

sheikh of thornton on February 29, 2012 at 3:39 PM

It should be higher than that. Climate change is happening, it changes every day. It’s who or what is causing it that creates the problems. I believe it’s getting warmer and the Urban Heat Island Effect has a lot to do with it, but that’s just me.

The Democrats want it to be cause by carbon emissions, so they can tax them and blow the money on more social welfare programs. Most people understand that so are unwilling to give them the money.

bflat879 on February 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM

The University of Michigan study doesn’t specify whether the two-thirds of Americans who believe climate change is real also think men are causing the earth to warm.

Why not women? Afraid the hot air would skew the results?

[ducks] :)

dominigan on February 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I thought only those godless, socialist European rubes bought into AGW at these rates. Looks like America is no wiser. The reason is clear. Wherever group-think exists, AGW can flourish.

Always question orthodoxy.

keep the change on February 29, 2012 at 3:41 PM

taznar on February 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

And the higher then normal number of tornadoes last year were most likely due to the winter that went right into summer, skipping spring. The temperature differential between the warm gulf air and the northern cold air was greater then normal as a result, thus more storms.

NotCoach on February 29, 2012 at 3:41 PM

This is a thread hijack I’m all for!

itsspideyman on February 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Except that anybody who doesn’t agree with the Richard Petty doesn’t know what they are talkin’ about.

cozmo on February 29, 2012 at 3:41 PM

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