Further positive signs from the United States indicate that reason is prevailing over Global Warming hysteria. Lawrence Solomon reports:
According to a new Pew Poll released last week, for the U.S. population as a whole, only 47% believe that the earth is warming due to man made causes. Democrats are likeliest to believe this (58%) and Republicans least likely (27%) with Independents split right down the middle (50%).
Even though Democrats are clearly more concerned, even they don’t think Global Warming should be on top of politician’s priorities:
Although most Democrats believe man is the culprit, they don’t take the crime too seriously. When asked to prioritize global warming among the many concerns that face Americans — everything from terrorism to crime to government ethics — global warming comes in 15th out of 21. Independents take a dimmer view, ranking global warming the 18th most important issue, and Republicans rank it last, as the 21st most important.
The findings are a clear lesson to the US presidential hopefuls: don’t listen to Al Gore and stake your campaigns on Global Warming. The most severe warning however is for John McCain. He has the most to lose by alienating Republican voters who represent the group least convinced by the Global Warming propaganda.