Al Gore,  Climate Change,  Global Warming,  Polling

Poll Watch: Fewer Americans Feel Threatened by Global Warming?

Yes, and Europeans too, according to the latest Gallup Poll.

Gallup surveys in 111 countries in 2010 find Americans and Europeans feeling substantially less threatened by climate change than they did a few years ago, while more Latin Americans and sub-Saharan Africans see themselves at risk.

Only 53% of Americans currently view climate change as a serious personal threat, down from 63% in previous years.

So, what this mean?

The feuding between rich and poor nations at climate talks in Bangkok in April demonstrates the obstacles that remain before the world can agree on a climate policy. Gallup’s data show that fewer Americans and Europeans, whose nations are central players in these talks, feel threatened by global warming today than they did in recent years. However, majorities in many of these countries still see climate change as a serious threat, which means the issue remains personally important to them.

Global warming and climate change have been the cause de celebre in recent years – spurred by former Democratic Vice President Al Gore.

Looks to me that the science has caught up with the hype and Americans are beginning to understand the difference.


  • Rebeccayoungliving

    Looks like I am not the only one who question the Global Warming theory. Global Warming (or whatever they want to call it today) has lost its momentum in the US and other countries as well. It is a fad that is dying fast. Though I still want to control pollution, it just has not been proven to me that people are causing all the weather problems or that people can stop it. So don’t expect me to change my life style, political views, religion and go back to living like a cave woman. As for Al Gore he is living quit well on the millions given him by manufacturing a theory that fed the fears of people who needed a CAUSE TO FIGHT FOR!