A growing number of Americans, nearly half the country, think global warming worries are exaggerated, as more people also doubt that scientific warnings of severe environmental fallout will ever occur, according to a new Gallup poll.
The new doubts come as President Barack Obama is pressuring the Congress to produce legislation significantly cutting smokestack emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases blamed for climate change problems.
With congressional elections less than eight months away, many lawmakers are hesitant to take on a controversial energy and environment bill, especially if voter interest is waning.
The Gallup poll, conducted March 4-7, indicates a reversal in public sentiment on an issue that not only involves the environment, but also economic and national security concerns.
Forty-eight percent of Americans now believe that the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated, up from 41 percent last year and 31 percent in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question.
The result comes on the heels of well-publicized reports that some of the details of scientific findings that went into international global warming reports were either flawed or exaggerated.
But then Reuters has to do what the MSM does… continue the scam:
But supporters of an aggressive global effort to keep the Earth’s temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels argue that while scientists need to be more fastidious in their research, the overwhelming evidence supports the theory that a warming planet will lead to dangerous ice melting, flooding, drought, refugee problems and the spread of disease.
That may very well be the case… that a warming planet could lead to problems… but the fact is that there’s no scientific consensus to suggest that A) the planet is warming or B) that man has something to do with it.
Instead, there’s a rising consensus that the global warming threat in and of itself is manufactured by man to foist and further a political agenda.
And the Gallup poll suggests that people are waking up to it.
Hope and change baby.