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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:45 AM

Rasmussen Poll: 68 Percent Of American Voters See Global Warming As A ‘Serious Problem’

Source: Think Progress

Rasmussen Poll: 68 Percent Of American Voters See Global Warming As A ‘Serious Problem’
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/energy_update
By Stephen Lacey on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

Polls have consistently shown that Americans’ understanding of global warming grows with an increase in extreme weather events. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, that number continues to grow.

According to a new Rasmussen poll conducted a day before the election and released this morning, 68 percent of American voters said that global warming is either a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem. This represents a major increase over the last few years. In 2009, Rasmussen reported that only 46 percent of Americans believed that global warming is a problem.

The Rasmussen poll backs up others showing an increase in awareness of the problem. An October poll from George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication showed that 74 percent of Americans understand that “global warming is affecting weather in the United States” — an increase of 5 points from a March 2012 survey. The Yale/George Mason poll also found that a majority of respondents said global warming made the summer heat wave and Midwest drought worse.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/11/09/1170901/rasmussen-poll-68-percent-of-american-voters-see-global-warming-as-a-serious-problem/

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Reply Rasmussen Poll: 68 Percent Of American Voters See Global Warming As A ‘Serious Problem’ (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #1
BVictor1 Nov 2012 #2
NoOneMan Nov 2012 #6
freedom fighter jh Nov 2012 #11
G_j Nov 2012 #3
villager Nov 2012 #4
reflection Nov 2012 #5
Roland99 Nov 2012 #7
G_j Nov 2012 #9
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #8
Cryptoad Nov 2012 #10
Caeser67 Nov 2012 #12
valerief Nov 2012 #13
are_you_serious_1234 Nov 2012 #17
Tutonic Nov 2012 #14
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #15
olddad56 Nov 2012 #16

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. Too bad it has taken this long. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:48 AM

2. Now...

 

What are we going to do about it?

It's time to act, and America can be on the forefront... if there's the proper amount of public and private funds invested in the technology and development.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:57 AM

6. Yeah. Thats what we need. Spend more money and build more stuff

 

Oh, but Mr Hurricane, we consumed a ton of energy making a big wall to keep you out! Go away.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:30 PM

11. What to do? Stand up to the fossil fuel industry

350.org is leading a movement to do that. Go to www.350.org and click on "Do the Math."

The idea is to build popular support for to get investors -- good institutions, like universities -- to divest from companies that keep digging fossil fuel out of the Earth and transforming it into a product whose use puts carbon dioxide into the air.

There are two ways in which this could help:

* Energy companies, when they see their share prices dropping (cuz big institutions are dumping their stock) may feel pressed to develop alternatives that don't emit carbon dioxide.

* Government, when it sees massive public support for dealing with climate change, may get shamed into doing something. A tax on carbon-based fuel at the source (an idea of James Hanson), with proceeds distributed equally to all adult citizens, comes to mind.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:49 AM

3. even as it was never mentioned by either candidate or hardly touched on

by the media.

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Response to G_j (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

4. +1

Now let's see what real "change" we get in a second term!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. That must mean at least 78% see it as a serious problem. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:00 PM

7. Given how Rasmussen skews to the right, I'm guessing it's more like 75%?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

9. yep

good point

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:08 PM

8. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 PM

10. Who the Hell

would ever again take anything that Rasummen says seriously ... they have shown their true colors!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:51 PM

12. Sorry Rasmussen

But your credibility is:


Forward.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

13. I guess if it's a Rasmussen poll, the real number is closer to 98%. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:46 PM

17. Ok that was funny.

n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:05 PM

14. Shouldn't this POS be planning his retirement party?

He needs to move on!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:20 PM

15. This always happens after major climate related natural disasters.

Problem is making sure people don't fall back into the lies of Oil and other interest once the disaster has passed.

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Response to Mr.Turnip (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:35 PM

16. those pesky climate related natural disasters.

or are they human caused disasters. It is time for all of us to stop shitting in the nest.

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