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  •  It could be advertising, although (4+ / 0-)
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    I'm sticking with my original premise (the idiot one); in any event here are some stats:

    As you might gather from its name, the Center would be happy with that number if weathercasters also generally believed in climate change -- specifically, anthropogenically-caused global warming. But for the most part, they don't. Another majority, 63 percent, told George Mason that global warming mostly stems from natural causes, while 27 percent called the entire theory of global warming a "scam".


    •  That damned 27% again (1+ / 0-)
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      There's no convincing them of anything.

    •  Actual George Mason Study Is a Bit More Optimistic (1+ / 0-)
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      than the linked story (and your comments) would make it appear:

      ...More than half of our respondent (54%) indicated that global warming is happening, 25% indicated it isn’t, and 21% say they don’t know yet. About one-third (31%) reported that global warming is caused mostly by human activities, while almost two-thirds (63%) reported it is caused mostly by natural changes in the environment. Half indicated that they have thought “a lot” about global warming, and a large majority said they are fairly or very well informed about the causes of global warming (93%), the consequences of global warming (89%), and the ways to reduce global warming (86%)—numbers that are much higher than public responses to the same questions. Over half of weathercasters indicated that humans could reduce global warming (58%), and that the U.S. should reduce greenhouse gas emissions regardless of what other countries do (63%). Almost half (47%) felt they needed some or a lot more information before forming a firm opinion about global warming, and almost one-third (30%) said they could easily change their mind about global warming. Just over one quarter (27%) agreed with the statement by a prominent TV weathercaster: “global warming is a scam.”

      The time has come to put the "Occ" in "DemOCCracy". Support (or create) the "Occupy" movement near you. Ordinary Citizens Count in this extraordinary Democcracy.

      by Into The Woods on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 07:12:25 PM PST

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