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  •  Twice as Many Say it's happening as not. (0+ / 0-)

    58% say humans could reduce global warming.

    At least according to this 2010 study of meteorologists.

    So a 'large fraction' not believing might be less of the problem than the push-back they fear from mgmt or their audience. (see report for stats on that.)

    ...Weathercasters hold a wide range of beliefs about global warming. Survey participants responded to a variety of questions assessing their beliefs in and attitudes about “global warming,” questions that have been used previously in our public opinion research.2  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.”


    A National Survey Of Television Meteorologists About Climate Change:Preliminary FindingsMarch 29, 2010

    Someone in a very expensive suit is at the front door and says he wants to foreclose on our democracy. Where should I tell him he can put his robosigning pen?

    by Into The Woods on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 03:25:08 PM PST

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