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2 days ago.
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

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

Posted 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 days ago.

Kendall78

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

Of course he hasn't.

Posted 38 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 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

The leftwing socialists see the chance to take over the energy sector slipping away, so the blitz is on. Anything to try and change the subject.

Posted 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

We are in a propaganda campaign, so look for more of this.

Posted 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

I don't think the sample size is representative of the broad spectrum of America opinion and without knowing where the calls were made I wouldn't give it much weight personally. It encourages you so bet the farm if you like

Posted 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

I don't think the sample size is representative of the broad spectrum of America opinion and without knowing where the calls were made I wouldn't give it much weight personally. It encourages you so bet the farm if you like

Posted 38 days ago.

harryanderson

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

Posted 38 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 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

Ill bet they didnt call anyone in coal states.

Posted 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

And you are right, propaganda campaigns have some impact, we sure are in one now.

Posted 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

I wouldnt put too much stock in such a small sample size of self described republicans, there are some out there that claim to be republican but dont support a single part of the platform Eh Harry.

Posted 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 days ago.

Tiredofit

Ok, how is 63% of 1000 repondents wich 76% are NOT republicans equal 63% of Republicans, did I miss something here?

Posted 38 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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