16 Sep '11, 2pm

83% of Americans (72% of Republicans) think global warming is real Politicians disconnect from voters much? #climate

According to this new poll 83% of Americans believe Earth is in fact warming (which perhaps it needs repeating considering that isn't a higher figure is in fact what temperature data shows). Last year 75% of people thought so. Despite the impression that the Republican debates may give, nearly two-thirds of self-identified Republicans believe that the climate is warming (72%)--92% of Democrats do. Of course just because you accept that the planet is warming doesn't mean you believe human activity is causing it. But the new poll found that 71% of Americans believe humans are either mostly or partly causing the observed warming; 27% of Americans believe humans have nothing to do with it. So who do the Republican candidates believe they are representing in their climate denial? Surely not their constituents. And I have to say that I have to wonder why Democrats seem to insist...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/8-in-10-americans...

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