Poll: Nearly Half the Country Believe Global Warming Threat Exaggerated

March 16, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-The anti-environment campaign led by conservative Republicans and Fox News falsely claiming that man-made global warming doesn’t exist, has apparently influenced a number of Americans. A recent Gallup poll found that nearly half of all Americans believe that global warming is exaggerated. And more than a third of the country believe that the devastating effects of global warming won’t come to fruition.

The poll found that 48 percent of Americans feel that the scientific basis for global warming is exaggerated. This figure represents a sharp increase from last year’s poll at 41 percent and 31 percent in 1997 when the question as first asked.

The sharp increase in the number of Americans who question global warming, comes at a time when President Obama is seeking to implement cap-and-trade legislation to lower carbon emissions and invest in clean energy technologies. But with the poor economy and the high unemployment rate on the minds of most Americans, global warming deniers have been successful in fearmongering the claim that cap-and-trade legislation would take away jobs.

The poll also found that thirty-five percent of those polled responded that global warming either will never happen or will not happen in their lifetimes.

And bolstering the results of the global warming poll; a new Gallup poll on Americans’ views towards the environment show that fewer people are worried about it. The poll found that Americans are now less worried about a series of environmental problems than at any time over the past 20 years.

Source: MSNBC


8 Responses to “Poll: Nearly Half the Country Believe Global Warming Threat Exaggerated”

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  2. wulfmankarl on March 17th, 2010 7:02 pm

    Foxnews did not discredit the science. The scientists did it to themselves. The skepticism is due to obvious spinning of the science by the people who used to have the most authoritative set of historical temperature data. These fallen scientists have lost the public trust by sacrificing scientific objectivity to their obvious political, economic, and quasi-religious biases. The scam couldn’t last forever. Greenland was named that for a reason. It was warmer then, and we did not go extinct. The Bubonic plague killed millions, but warming killed no one.

    Time for the left to find a new scam to defraud creators. Here’s a suggestion: If you parasites aren’t willing to find or invent productive work, why don’t you just kill yourselves and stop being a burden to those of us trying to help the human race survive on merit and trade?

  3. David Gross on March 17th, 2010 8:47 pm

    Please correct your typo; that man-made global warming doesn’t exit – should be exist

  4. Sue on March 17th, 2010 9:34 pm


    Yes indeed it should be “exist.” Thanks for the catch.

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  8. RDW on April 3rd, 2010 6:55 pm

    What’s more shocking is that most Democrats actually believe in man-made global warming. Don’t these people actually stop and think about these things. The fossil records themselves show many dramatic changes in climate long before humans were here leaving their dreaded carbon footprints. It’s actually very incouraging that more people are hearing both sides of the arguement and have enough common sense to choose truth over fraud. I guess Obama and his short termed Democratic majority better hurry up and reinstitute the fairness doctrine…….way too many people are becoming aware of this fraudulent hoax.

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