Once again, Republican thinking reflects a whackjob fringe. You think they would be used to that by now, and that the media would acknowledge it in their quest to report “both sides” on issues where one side is science and the other is some nut with a sign on the street.
Most Americans believe in global warming, according to the latest FOX News poll, and a majority thinks it is caused at least in part by human behavior, though many believe normal climate patterns are a factor.
The national poll, conducted before the release of the United Nationsâ report on climate change last week, finds that fully 82 percent of Americans say they believe in global warming, up from 77 percent in October 2005, while 10 percent disagree and 8 percent are unsure.
Democrats (91 percent) and independents (84 percent) are much more likely to say global warming exists than Republicans (72 percent), although sizable majorities of all demographic groups are in agreement.
When those who believe in
global warming are asked what they think is the main cause of the
situation, there is widespread belief that human behavior — such as
driving and burning too much fossil fuel like coal and oil — is a
contributor to the problem. Four in ten Americans say people are to
blame outright (41 percent) and another 38 percent think it is a
combination of human action and normal climate patterns. Few believe
that global warming is an entirely natural occurrence (14 percent).