• 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.

  • Global Warming,  Greenpeace

    Big Deal: Greenpeace Global Warming Activists Arrested for Mount Rushmore Banner

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    Three Greenpeace climbers have hung a banner on the face of Mount Rushmore to issue a challenge to President Obama: “America honors leaders, not politicians: Stop Global Warming.” The action is part of a global day of action staged by Greenpeace to urge world leaders, who are currently attending a G8 meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, to take the actions necessary to avert runaway climate change

    Yeah, and the Greenpeace activists are bothering folks in downtown Indianapolis today with some sort of petition.

    Greenpeace activists were arrested Wednesday for scaling Mount Rushmore and hanging a banner next to the carved face of Abraham Lincoln urging President Barack Obama to get tough on climate change.

    A video posted on the environmental group’s website showed the massive banner hanging on the South Dakota mountain face.

    Its message — “America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming” and an unfinished portrait of Obama — was barely visible as it was whipped by wind.

    “Doing what it takes to solve global warming demands real political courage,” Greenpeace USA deputy campaigns director Carroll Muffett said in a statement.

    “If President Obama intends to earn a place among this country’s true leaders, he needs to show that courage, and base his actions on the scientific reality rather than political convenience.”

    The protest comes as Obama meets with other G8 leaders in Italy.

    The inconvenient truth is that these activists should be protesting at the Great Wall of China or in India, where massive pollution problems exist.

    The video is here.

    Exit questions: How much is this going to cost the American economy and who is going to pay for it?

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  • Global Warming,  Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Pelosi Wins Stupid Comment of the Day


    It is all about the climate change and global warming – whether you like it or not.

    In answering a question from a student about how Pelosi was going to get Americans to cut back on their carbon emissions, the leading Democratic lawmaker said it was important to educate children on how to conserve energy and for citizens to build more environmentally friendly homes.

    “We have so much room for improvement,” she said. “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory … of how we are taking responsibility.”


    And, to think most Americans support limited government.

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  • Global Warming,  Polling

    Poll Watch: Few Americans Know What Cap and Trade Legislation Is

    And, it is doubtful that the members of Congress do either.

    The gap between Capitol Hill and Main Street is huge when it comes to the so-called “cap-and-trade” legislation being considered in Congress. So wide, in fact, that few voters even know what the proposed legislation is all about.

    Given a choice of three options, just 24% of voters can correctly identify the cap-and-trade proposal as something that deals with environmental issues. A slightly higher number (29%) believe the proposal has something to do with regulating Wall Street while 17% think the term applies to health care reform. A plurality (30%) have no idea.

    Democrats are pushing the legislation on Capitol Hill, but Democrats around the country are a bit less likely than Republicans and voters not affiliated with either party to know that the concept has something to do with the environment. This helps explain why some Democratic pollsters have advised the president to back away from the term cap-and-trade to describe what he wants to accomplish.

    But, what else is new?

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  • Earth Day,  Global Warming,  Polling

    Earth Day Poll Watch: Only 31 Per Cent Believe Fellow Americans Environmentally Aware


    Guess not too much awareness progress has been made regarding the environment or the “ECOLOGY” as they used to call it.

    Wednesday is Earth Day, a day first celebrated 39 years ago to inspire awareness and appreciation of the environment. But, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, only 31% of American adults believe their fellow countrymen are environmentally aware.

    Fifty-three percent (53%) say most Americans are not environmentally aware. Adults under the age of 40 believe this more strongly than their elders.

    In other Earth day polling:

    • Seventy-two percent (72%) of Americans think individuals can improve the environment by their actions, and just 15% disagree.
    • Seventy-four percent (74%) of both Democrats and voters not affiliated with either major party say individuals can improve the environment, compared to 67% of Republicans.
    • In a separate survey, just 34% of U.S. voters now think global warming is caused by human activity, the lowest finding yet in Rasmussen Reports national surveying. The Obama administration’s proposed anti-global warming efforts are predicated on reducing human causes for the problem.
    • Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans rate Earth Day as at least somewhat important, including 28% for whom it is Very Important. Women (64%) deem the day more important than men (50%). Thirty-five percent (35%) of all adults say the day is not very or not at all important.
    • Yet while most Americans value Earth Day, just 21% plan to do something special to celebrate Earth Day. Sixty-eight percent (68%) have no such plans. Younger adults are more likely to celebrate it than older Americans.

    Flap remembers the first Earth Day when he was at USC. It was largeley ignored by the biology majors who were more interested in learning the real deal versus the politically hyped stuff. There were some, mostly lefty types that tried to promote it though.

    Plus Ca Change

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  • Global Warming,  Health

    Fat People Causing Global Warming?


    Originally, I thought this was from the increased flatulance caused by the obese or moderately fat folks but the wife put me straight saying that people on diets make more gas because they eat more fiber.

    Go figure.

    But, this piece has to be suspect or is it?: THE rising number of fat people was yesterday blamed for global warming.

    Scientists warned that the increase in big-eaters means more food production — a major cause of CO2 gas emissions warming the planet.

    Overweight people are also more likely to drive, adding to environmental damage.

    I can see moderating one’s diet for health and exercising to prevent obesity. We want a health human population

    But, this other stuff seems to be pop culture nutter stuff.

    Funny though…….

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  • Al Gore,  Day By Day,  Global Warming

    Day By Day by Chris Muir March 25, 2009 – Blow Me

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    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    This is certainly the market speaking. Nobody Flap knows desires an underpowered, unsafe vehicle to transport their family. However, Al Gore, Jerry Brown and the reduced expectations crowd wants to force their smaller is better “GREEN” philosophy on America.

    In the meantime, other countries like China and India expand their industrial capacity without regard to Al Gore and out compete the United States.

    For the radical environmental movement, I suppose this is just collateral damage.


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  • Al Gore,  Day By Day,  Global Warming

    Day By Day by Chris Muir March 24, 2009 – Under Her Hood

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    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    The whole idea of Al Gore affecting any change in American habits becausee of his view of global warming is ridiculous. Between Gore and Arnold Schwarzenegger expending all of that jet fuel as they travel the world and then preach to the mere peasants about hybrid automobiles and carbon credits the global warming silliness becomes self-sustaining.

    Now, tell Flap what measures are China and India taking to combat global warming in their developing industrial countries? How about Russia or Iran?


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