Global warming: Not a Myth

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Global warming: Propaganda creates myth of disagreement « Summit County Citizens Voice.

Scientists nearly unanimous on climate change; public not getting the message

The fact that climate scientists agree that global warming is taking place is not getting through to the public, due in large part to a misinformation campaign.

George Mason University researchers recently discovered that there is still a high degree of public confusion about the level of agreement among researchers.

About two-thirds of the respondents in a national survey said they either believed there is a lot of disagreement among scientists about whether or not global warming is happening (45 percent), that most scientists think it is not happening (5 percent), or that they did not know enough to say (16 percent). These respondents were less likely to support climate change policies and to view climate change as a lower priority.

If you don’t think its true, then of course you wouldn’t support policies aimed at studying and reversing it.

“It is no accident that so many Americans misunderstand the widespread scientific agreement about human-caused climate change. A well-financed disinformation campaign deliberately created a myth about there being lack of agreement. The climate science community should take all reasonable measures to put this myth to rest,” said Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University.

There are many things we can do to help minimize these changes, as well as help nations such as the Maldives and Bangladesh deal with the consequences of human-caused climate change.  But first, we have to understand it really is happening.

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