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26 Percent Of Congressional Republicans Believe Global Warming Is Man-Made

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26 Percent Of Congressional Republicans Believe Global Warming Is Man-Made A poll of 39 Congressional Republicans shows 26 percent now tie global warming to humans, up 3 percent in two years. One who voted yes, said: "It doesn't take a degree in science to accept the concept that the actions of billions of people driving millions of cars do indeed impact the world around us." A sample "no" vote: "Reasonable people have doubts. For every Al Gore, there is an intelligent scientist armed with legitimate facts to debunk him."

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stephley stephley 9 years
Haven't seen it and saying it's used by both sides doesn't support it.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
It's the same charge leveled against scientists who are sceptics of GWT.
stephley stephley 9 years
U.D., it would be nice if you provided evidence to support the claim that only scientists who have a 'monetary involvement' support it - that's a very ugly charge to make against the scientific community.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Finally, someone knows the truth and is not afraid to shout it. That is what I am saying!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Do I need to bring up every quack scientist or environmentalist over the last 40 years who has claimed the world was ending, and it is because of humans?! And it's not just about every scientific organization around the world. It is just the scientist who have a monetary involvement in GWT and carbon credits.
stephley stephley 9 years
One Harvard biologist vs. every major scientific organization in the country, and just about every scientific organization around the world??? I'd hate to hear how you took the news about Santa Claus.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
What data are you talking about? What report are you reading that the president has told NASA to stop collecting data? Harvard biologist said that civilization as we know it will end in the next 15 to 20 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind. Unfortunately, he said it in 1970. Since I've been in high school, I've been hearing scientist after scientist make world-ending exclamations, so you'll have to excuse me for being anything but doubtful, especially since the data collecting techniques with GWT aren't exactely scientific.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
If the Republicans really believed that global warming wasn't a problem, why is your president telling NASA to cease collecting data on the Earth's climate changes? Why are they continually forcing data they know to be false into scientific reports? Why would anyone ask data collecting agencies to stop collecting data unless it was unfavorable? That's not bashing, that's just telling the truth. The neo-cons don't want anything to interfere with big business. End of story.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Evidence can be compelling, and be completely inaccurate. and torgleson, the Democratic bashing of the non-believers continues...
True-Song True-Song 9 years
And the Republican War on Science rages on...
stephley stephley 9 years
There is only one Al Gore so by the Congressman's own admission there's one intelligent scientist on the other side. In recent years, every major scientific body in the U.S. whose members' expertise bears directly on the question has concluded that the evidence for human modification of climate is compelling. The American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science all agree. Not a whole lot of things are COMPLETELY proven yet we act on them - for instance, going to war in Iraq to stop terrorism. We very seldom wait until every single argument has been considered - wait much longer on climate change and we could all be in serious trouble.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I agree Eilowy. The problem is that, to the public (especially those of us who are sceptics), there are many who appear to be jumping on the bandwagon of GBT, either for personal or professional gain. This has not been completely proven, and the predictions made by many scientists have not come true.
Eilonwy Eilonwy 9 years
"Reasonable people have doubts. For every Al Gore, there is an intelligent scientist armed with legitimate facts to debunk him." Really? Scientists, by definition, are taught to be cautious in their conclusions and assertions. But almost all within the field and without would agree that global warming presents a concern impacted (if not appearing to be driven) by human activity.
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