October 5, 2016
The Left has unilaterally declared that essentially every climate scientist on the planet — with the exception of a few “hacks” and “nut-jobs” — has reached a “consensus” that man-made climate change is real — and, when a person tries to correct this lie, he or she is immediately branded a “science denier.”
Well, according to a new Pew survey, it seems the majority of the country are “science deniers” then, because nearly three-quarters of the American population does not trust the so-called “scientific consensus” on climate change.
Pew’s survey on “the politics of climate” was published Tuesday and summarized by CNSNews. We
’re sure the Left will find some way to either dismiss the findings altogether or disparage nearly 75 percent of Americans:
According to the survey, only 27 percent of Americans agree that “almost all” climate scientists say that human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change, while 35 percent say that “more than half” of climate scientists agree on this. An additional 35 percent of those surveyed say that fewer than half (20%) or almost no (15%) climate scientists believe that human behavior is the main contributing factor in climate change.
Pew contrasted this to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which “stated in the forward to its 2013 report, ‘the science now shows with 95 percent certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.’”
According to Pew’s research, Americans are also suspect of the so-called “expertise” of the climate scientists touted by the Left:
Just 33 percent of those surveyed said that climate scientists understand “very well” whether global climate change is happening, another 39 percent said climate scientists understand this “fairly well.” Twenty-seven percent of those surveyed say climate scientists don’t understand this “too well” or don’t understand it at all.
When it comes to the causes of global climate change only 28 percent say climate scientists understand them “very well” while 31 percent say the scientists understand them “not too well” or “not at all.”
Also noteworthy is that the majority of Americans — 51 percent — do not trust mainstream media’s coverage on climate change and more than one-third of Americans say media “exaggerate the threat.”
Perhaps most telling, however, is that a paltry 11 percent of those polled even follow the topic of climate change “very closely.”
It seems despite the concerted effort by the Left and its Hollywood minions to ram the topic of climate change down the country’s throat — and make it seem as if it’s as “deadly” as terrorism and as “important” as our unemployment rate or national debt — Americans, in actuality, aren’t buying it.