Nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released Tuesday by Pew Research Center.
According to the survey, only 27 percent of Americans agree that “almost all” climate scientists say that human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change, while 35 percent say that “more than half” of climate scientists agree on this. An additional 35 percent of those surveyed say that fewer than half (20%) or almost no (15%) climate scientists believe that human behavior is the main contributing factor in climate change.
Suppose it turns out that natural climate change that has gone on since the dawn of time has come to a mysterious end and is stable for the first time ever. Suppose that in this period of inexplicable natural climate stasis, all the remaining climate change is man-made and only man-made.
Who would be to blame for the fact that so many in America and around the world don’t believe the sky is falling?
The blame would rest squarely on the shoulders the socialists who have hijacked climate science in order to further their economic agenda. They have polluted the data with their propaganda. They have hysterically made claims that have, again and again, turned out to be wildly exaggerated. They have corrupted science to further their economic and social agendas until it was so clearly fraudulent no lay-person could trust it.
I suspect natural climate change has not gone to sleep and continues to play a role in the world. I also suspect that humans are contributing to climate change to some degree. I don’t know what the net effect of natural and man-made climate inputs will be but alarmists have been shown to wildly overstate the threat again and again. I very much doubt that the threat of climate changes to humanity and the biosphere is more than a tiny fraction of their hysterical prognostications.
If I am wrong, it is because they have corrupted and adulterated public information to the point that it is impossible to sort lies from truth.