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More People – Even Politicians – Believe Global Warming Is Real!

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 17:44 PM
September 20, 2011

This week a new poll from Reuters News Service shows for the first time that 83 percent of the American public believe that the planet is getting hotter. That figure is up from 75 percent who believed the same thing a year ago.  Moreover, over 90 percent of all scientists have taken a public stand that Global Warming is very, very real.  Thus, one must wonder how some politicians can continue to spout that Global Warming is a myth. 

 But some politicians are at last speaking about the obvious presence of Global Warming on earth today.  U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman of California said recently, “This year, we witnessed weather disaster after weather disaster. There have been massive floods, fire, droughts, and heat waves. Yet earlier this year the House passed a bill that repealed EPA’s scientific finding that climate change is occurring.”  He is referring to the torrential rain, snow and dust storms, as well as the droughts, earthquakes and hurricanes sweeping through the nation––all of which are more than evident proof of Global Warming.

 Likewise, Jon Huntsman, a Republican candidate for President and the former governor of Utah, chided his fellow candidates to admit that Global Warming exists: “I’m not a meteorologist. All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring.”  He said that his party cannot keep running away from science and expect to win the White House.

 Apparently  in both public, scientific and political communities, Hurricane Irene’s carnage on America’s East Coast is what tipped the scales toward a vast majority agreeing that Global Warming is an ominous threat to safety.  In his New York Times article, “Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate,” Justin Gillis quotes Dr. Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:  “On a longer time scale, I think . . .  that the evidence for a connection between Atlantic hurricanes and global climate change is fairly compelling.” 

 While, Thomas R. Knutson, researcher at the U.S. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, says trends are too short to draw conclusions, Gillis writes, scientists from both camps tend to think hurricanes are likely to intensify, they do not have great confidence in their ability to project the magnitude of that increase.”

 To measure their knowledge about Global Warming, readers should visit the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) website and take a quiz to sort fact from fiction.  USC believes that people and politicians must rely more on science and less on political fairy tales.  However, even with all the scientific evidence about Global Warming, Christians must place more faith in God than in science.  Wholesale Christian Bibles say that The Omniscient Godhead Are The Ones “in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2: 3).

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