Global warming is not people’s most pressing concern

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    Another article showing yet another poll showing global warming is not a concern.

    Watts Up With That?

    Global warming is not people’s most pressing concern

    August 1, 2018

    Guest opinion by Tom Harris

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    "We often hear claims that man-made climate change is our greatest threat. But according to a recent Gallup poll, very few people in the United States actually believe it is. Indeed, even the United Nations own polling reveals that respondents across the world rate climate change last among issues they would like the UN and governments to focus on. No matter how long the list, climate change is always last."

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    Couple of things. Tom Harris the author is besides someone who works as a climate denier also a mechanical engineer. Not anyone with what would be a relevant degree.
    The link provided is a dedicated climate denier website. that in itself doesn't have to be a problem, if the claims made are sourced, which they aren't. Still not a problem if I could find the relevant polls. Here we do have a problem. Global Warming Concern Steady Despite Some Partisan Shifts This is the latest gallup poll on climate. I do not find the relevant polling data and nothing to suggest that only 2 percent find climate not a pressing concern. the actual number stands at around 50 percent. So not only does your link starts from a bias, and doesn't source. When the claims are checked with the claimed source they appear to be false.
     
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    Oh and by the way. Even if all of this wasn't true. How do people's OPINIONS have any relations with FACTS. If people don't deem something important does that by default mean it isn't? Pretty sure people don't think lightning hitting them is a major issue. I don't think that opinion allows them to play with a kite in a thunderstorm though.
     
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    Shows conservative propaganda is working
     
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    Are you saying there are FACTS that support the agw theory?
     
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    typical left wing retort
     
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    Sure there are. The question is are you willing to accept facts when they are presented?
     
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    Hmmm by facts do you mean models and filling in holes with assumption, like our 2000 year old savage ancestors did with God?
     
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    No, with facts I mean facts. Like for instance the FACT that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. The FACT that humans have been pumping that greenhouse gas into the air at a higher and higher rate. The FACT that the average global temperature is rising. You know FACTS.
     
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    Correlation doesnt mean causation.
     
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