Public skepticism about evolution, the Big Bang theory and global warming is widespread

The only solace I can take from a recent Associated Press poll on certain scientific matters is that skepticism is probably greatest among older folks (although the results I’ve seen don’t actually say so). All in all, however, there’s much in this survey that should be cause for concern. The story is HERE: Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago… About 4 in 10 say they...

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Old folks more likely to be Republicans and thus less likely to worry about global warming

There’s a neat — and predictable — symmetry in the results of a new Gallup poll on public attitudes concerning global warming. That symmetry  comports with this set of questions and answers: The politicians of which political party are more likely to dismiss mainstream scientific theories regarding global warming and climate change? Answer: The Republican Party. Which political party attracts a greater percentage of older Americans? Answer: The Republican Party. Which age cohort shows the least concern about the long-term...

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World’s leading climate scientists preparing report on “stark” choice facing humanity

Aside from the ordinary yin and yang of American politics, the one issue that has preoccupied my blogging over the past six years is the threat posed to the world by global warming. I’m prompted in this  regard by the near-unanimity among climate scientists on the the theory that the problem is here and now and essentially is man-made. I’m also influenced by the overall weakness, if not deliberate dishonesty, of arguments advanced in opposition to the scientific consensus. HERE‘s the latest from the climate-change front: The...

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Global-warming numbers were accurately predicted more than 40 years ago

More than a few pathological deniers of mainstream scientific theories on global warming are fond of implying that the whole thing is a conspiracy hatched in recent years by left-wing extremists bent on destroying capitalism. In reality, however, warnings of impending global warming date back more than a generation, as we see HERE: Citing a peer reviewed scientific paper written over 40 years ago that clearly demonstrated the dangers of human-made carbon pollution and accurately predicted it would create a future of global warming, Dana...

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World’s largest scientific group says opportunity to combat global warming is slipping away

Anybody who thinks global-warming theories are just nonsense pushed by a relatively small group of alarmists should ponder the upshot of a report released yesterday by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, which has 121,000 members. The New York Times SAYS: The report warns that the effects of human emissions of heat-trapping gases are already being felt, that the ultimate consequences could be dire, and that the window to do something about it is closing. “The evidence is...

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