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by mythravere
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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harryanderson

A majority of Americans, even Republicans, support addressing man-made climate change. How will we do it?

Do we want to recognize the problem and take personal responsibility for our CO2 emissions or do we want to deny and delay until big government comes knocking on our doors?

Posted 183 days ago.

Kendall78

Marxism- "the political, economic, and social theories of Karl Marx including the belief that the struggle between social classes is a major force in history and that there should eventually be a society in which there are no classes"

Just curious Tired, what is it that you find offensive personally about Marxism?

Do you think that the conflicts between various social classes have not affected our collective history?

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

"Market considerations are one thing, market distortions introduced by govt is another."

K street lobbyists seek to have government distort the market to the advantage of their clients.

And who spends the most money on lobbyists?

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

I want to change the last sentence in my last post, and say, "I've seen it done."

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

Here's another prediction:

The coal interests will abandon the little people who now support them when the coal runs out.

They've always done it before.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

Coal and petroleum interests wield too much power in the US, according to leftists.

Government wields too much power in the US, according to rightists.

I agree with both. I'm skeptical of any bureaucracy, whether corporate or government, that seeks to rule.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

"The leftwing socialists see the chance to take over the energy sector"

I predict the energy sector will change drastically because of market considerations. More and more homeowners in sunny climates are installing solar panels. Investors are building large solar installations like Ivanpah in the desert. Windmills are popping up in the windswept areas.

As a result of these "all of the above" solutions, power generation is becoming less centralized. This is good news for conservatives, since decentralized infrastructure makes it harder for "leftwing socialists...to take over the energy sector."

Conservatives should cheer this decentralization. Big business/big government types, however, should fear it.

And the market is doing it.

Posted 184 days ago.

Kendall78

"I've seen no evidence of sampling bias in this poll. Have you?"

Of course he hasn't.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

"I don't think the sample size is representative of the broad spectrum of America opinion..."

Do you have any evidence to back up what you "think"?

I've seen no evidence of sampling bias in this poll. Have you?

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

So, Tiredofit, are you questioning the poll's methodology, and claiming the sample isn't representative of Americans?

Posted 184 days ago.

Kendall78

"there are some out there that claim.."

To be aliens? Fair and balanced? Global Warming is real? Obama is a good President? Obama is a bad Presidet?

This game could go on and on but in the end, what people claim and what people can prove is all that matters.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

The fact that the 63% figure seems improbable may testify to the outsize representation the media gives to the counter climate change movement.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

Actually, Tiredofit, I also found the 63% figure hard to believe.

After looking over the poll numbers and methods, however, I see no obvious error.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

63% of those who identified as Republicans, which were 24% of all.

24% of the respondents said they were Republican, which agrees with the Gallup results.

Think about it.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

Yes. You did miss something.

Look at the Washington Post/ABC poll again. Note that 70% of all respondents agree the Feds should take action.

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

Here's how:

The percentage of respondents who identified As Republican--24--is consistent with the percentage of Americans who identify as Republican--25, according to a Gallup poll published this year.

/w ww.gallup.co m/poll/166763/record-high-americans-identify-independents.aspx

Posted 184 days ago.

harryanderson

So Republican Christine Todd Whitman says, "We have a scientific consensus around this issue."

and 63% of Republicans back Federal action to limit greenhouse gases.

I'm thankful for the Republican pragmatists who are now speaking out. It's time for us "silent majority" Republicans to take back our party from the noisy crowd that gets all the press coverage.

Posted 185 days ago.

harryanderson

So Republican Christine Todd Whitman says, "We have a scientific consensus around this issue."

and 63% of Republicans back Federal action to limit greenhouse gases.

I'm thankful for the Republican pragmatists who are now speaking out. It's time for us "silent majority" Republicans to take back our party from the noisy crowd that gets all the press coverage.

Posted 185 days ago.

harryanderson

And, as previously mentioned, most Americans, even 63% of Republicans, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, The poll asked, "...think the federal government should limit the release of greenhouse gases from existing power plants in an effort to reduce global warming."

w ww.washingtonpost.c om/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/06/02/National-Politics/Polling/release_346.xml

Posted 185 days ago.

harryanderson

"Top environmental regulators for four Republican presidents told Congress on Wednesday what many Republican lawmakers won't: Action is needed on global warming."

w ww.usatoday.c om/story/news/nation/2014/06/18/gop-epa-congress-climate/10765747/

"'We have a scientific consensus around this issue. We also need a political consensus,' said Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey Governor and first EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, who resigned her post after disagreeing with the White House's direction on pollution rules."

Posted 185 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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