Skip to main content

As the scientific evidence for human-caused global warming becomes more robust, the number of GOP politicos who believe retracts.

Apparently, more scientific evidence = head buried further in the sand.

In April 2006, National Journal polled members on both sides of the aisle whether they believed global warming is man made and 98 per cent of Democrats said yes versus 23 per cent of Republicans.

When the magazine asked the same question last week, only 13 per cent of congressional Republicans answered yes compared with 95 per cent of Democrats.

As the scientific evidence for human-caused global warming becomes more robust, the number of GOP politicos who believe retracts.

Apparently, more scientific evidence = head buried further in the sand.

In April 2006, National Journal polled members on both sides of the aisle whether they believed global warming is man made and 98 per cent of Democrats said yes versus 23 per cent of Republicans. When the magazine asked the same question last week, only 13 per cent of congressional Republicans answered yes compared with 95 per cent of Democrats.

Meanwhile, the leading international network of climate scientists has concluded for the first time that global warming is "unequivocal" and that human activity is the main driver, "very likely" causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950.

They said the world was in for centuries of climbing temperatures, rising seas and shifting weather patterns — unavoidable results of the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. But the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change also said warming and its harmful consequences could be substantially mitigated by prompt action.

What more does it take?

Originally posted to Desmogblog on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 03:26 PM PST.

Poll

What's it going to take to convince Republicans that humans are the cause of global warming?

17%12 votes
8%6 votes
17%12 votes
11%8 votes
43%29 votes

| 67 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site