More Americans now “believe in” “global warming” as the press would have it:
The newest study from the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change, which is a biannual survey taken since fall 2008 and organized by the Brookings Institute, shows that 62% of Americans now believe that man-made climate change is occurring, and 26% do not. The others are unsure.
That is a significant rise in believers since a low in spring 2010, when only about 50% of Americans said they believed in global warming, but still down from when the survey first began, when it was at around 75%. The pollsters talked to 887 people across the country.
“In general, however, scientific studies weren’t high on the list of influences among people polled.”
Ummm… yeah. So we shouldn’t bother with that hoity-toity sciency stuff, then?
Anyway it may soon be too late to claim nothing unusual is happening. That’s what passes for good news on this front.