“World opinion on global warming: not so hot“. Anthony Watts tells us that a Gallup poll result means that we don’t have to worry about global warming! Whew, saved by public ignorance.
It turns out that if ordinary folks don’t notice climate changes then they didn’t happen. Here are the global poll results that Anthony thinks prove there is no global warming (evidence be damned).
The question was “Temperature rise is a part of global warming or climate change. Do you think rising temperatures are”:
- Result of human activity – 35% (54% of Canadians believe this, but only 34% of Americans)
- Result of natural causes – 14%
- “Both” (i.e. some human causes) – 13%
- Don’t know/refused – 2%
- Not aware of global warming – 36%
Anthony Watts prefers not to dwell on the fact that of the “aware” respondents, 48% think human activity is contributing to global warming and 14% don’t. Instead he invokes the ‘noble savages’ argument that more primitive people are more aware of their environment (which is weather, not climate…) and the “not aware” respondents here are keenly insightful.
Also, people in the western world are poisoned by the mainstream media.
Tell us Anthony, how are people supposed to notice a less than 1°C rise over several decades amidst a variety of much larger daily, seasonal, and locale changes?
This poll was about awareness of human activities as a factor, not whether people think temperatures are rising. Anthony has tried to spin both the question and the answers. Nice try.
if one isn’t aware one is sick, will one transmit the disease?
[According the Anthony, no. – Ben]
Anthony, like all carbon pollution denial propagandists do best, “spin baby, spin”!
Makes you wonder, would Anthony consult his car motor mechanic for colorectal surgery?
[As it turns out, Anthony is an expert on all things colorectal! – Ben]
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