Thursday, November 6, 2008

Man-Made Global Warming's Defeat At The Polls

In June, an Ipsos MORI poll, found that 60 percent of British citizens remained skeptical that humans are contributing to climate change." In addition, a further 40 percent said that "I sometimes think climate change might not be as bad as people say."

According to a recent survey from ABC News, Planet Green and Stanford University, fewer than half (47 percent) of Americans consider global warming an important issue to them personally. The percentage had dropped from 52 percent in April 2007. The survey also showed that only 30 percent of ABC News respondents said they trust what scientists have to say about the environment "completely" or "a lot."

The media is not widely reporting it, but the public's increasing man-made global warming skepticism was in evidence at the polling booth in California on election day. Two green initiatives went down in overwhelming defeat.

Proposition Seven would have required utilities to generate 40 percent of their power from renewable energy by 2020 and 50 percent by 2025. It lost by a huge margin - 65% to 35%.
Proposition Ten would have created $5 billion in general obligation bonds to help consumers and others purchase certain high fuel economy or alternative fuel vehicles, and to fund research into alternative fuel technology. It went down to defeat by a total margin of 60% to 40%.

Martin Durkin, the producer of the documentary: "The Great Global Warming Swindle" has said of the proponents of environmentalism:

"It is transparently obvious that they sit squarely in the tradition of Romanticism. Like the romantics, they hate industry, love nature, idealise peasant life, they think capitalism is wicked, they think people in modern society lead depraved shallow lives and have forgotten the true value of things, they don’t like cars or supermarkets or lots of proles taking cheap long-haul holidays."

Of course, it isn't just romanticism or idealistic lifestyle that drives the climate change agenda. It is also a huge global business with an insatiable appetite for green, as in the color of money. The fact is that more than 50 billion dollars spent on research throughout the last decade has still not produced any evidence that global warming is man-made.

Still, romanticism and big business have nothing to do with evidence and actual science. As the climate cools, the voting public is becoming increasingly skeptical of all the dire global warming claims. This weeks defeat of Proposition 7 and Proposition 10 at the polls in California is only a preview of things to come.

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