40% Blame Global Warming On Human Activity, 44% Blame Long-Term Trends

surveyFrom Rasmussen Reports

Voters in recent months have been increasingly skeptical of the idea that global warming is chiefly caused by human activity, but the number who blame long term planetary trends instead has now fallen back to its lowest level in nearly a year. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters now say global warming is caused primarily by human activity, while slightly more (44%) say long term planetary trends are to blame. Five percent (5%) blame some other reason, and 10% are not sure.

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28 Responses to 40% Blame Global Warming On Human Activity, 44% Blame Long-Term Trends

  1. Hal Groar June 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    They are slowly coming around. We need those NASA emails to come out soon. That would help the cause!

  2. paul wenum June 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    We simply believe in being told the truth. Hopefully Hal, truth will prevail. Hopefully my children, grandchildren will finally read the facts. Hopefully before it is too late?

  3. Rob N. Hood June 13, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    I didn’t vote for GM to buy and tear up streetcar tracks in order to replace them with polluting GM buses. I had no hand in replacing alcohol fueled engines with gasoline engines. I didn’t vote for Reagan who took the solar panels off the white house and helped defeat Carter’s attempt to put a 50 cent tax on gasoline to keep the money from going to the middle east and cut down gas consumption. I didn’t vote for Eisenhower to build the interstate highway system for so-called national defense that destroyed our cities, led to suburban sprawl and led to 2, 3, and 4 car homes miles from employment. I didn’t vote for the fraudulent cold “war” and it’s replacement, endless wars all over the world and the huge amounts of oil needed to prosecute them.

    I refuse to take the blame for being forced by our corrupt elites into living (and dying) the way they decided. I didn’t vote for the over fertilized, over mechanized, over pesticided agriculture that fouls the drinking water with its overuse of petroleum based pollutants and led to more illnesses and substandard food.

    You get the idea. I didn’t vote to destroy the economy with over priced, unneeded McMansions built 80 to 100 miles from the nearest city, &c., &c. It is an endless litany of decisions by duplicitous elites for their own enrichment, not mine, and I will not accept the blame for things done that were only for the enrichment of these execrable elitists. I could have never voted like the more than 1/3 that stopped voting, but you could a least choose the less despicable of the lot. Forget about Wall Street and the Banks which our one party system counts on to give the money needed so that when they collapse the economy they will be bailed out by the voters who have already been screwed by the collapse, paying doubly.

    99% of the decisions made are bad for voters–we are only to blame insofar as we haven’t, as yet, revolted, having been distracted by wedge issues, e.g., abortions, “socialism” & the like.

  4. paul wenum June 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Bottom line. You never voted. Talk is cheap. Votes do count. Oh that’s right, here’s comes the rebuttal. The man with clean hands will being coming shortly I assume? To think otherwise would make me out to be an idiot. We are waiting.

  5. Rob N. Hood June 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    I have voted- politically, not in the figurative manner as stated above, which you have confused with actual voting for some odd reason. All I got for my efforts in voting since 1980 was not just more of the same, but worsening results.

    The definition if insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That makes us all insane. Those of us that vote that is.

    That ain’t cheap talk- that is a severely dispiriting and depressing acknowledgement that our country is BROKEN.

    And all you can come up with the same old garbage. Swing and a miss- you’re out.

  6. paul wenum June 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    Sounds like you voted with emotions and visual, not knowing the candidates real agenda nor knowing or caring. Similar to 2008.

  7. Rob N. Hood June 16, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Again you project. Do yourself and favor and read the book “The Political Brain”. It explains it all.

  8. paul wenum June 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    In your post I note that you didn’t vote for Eisenhower. By the way, where did you get the statements you plagiarized? You were to young to vote for Eisenhower, same with me. Suggest that you read books other that Saul Alinski. Do you know why we have our interstate system of highways? Go to Germany. the autobahnen (sic) was the beginning after Eisenhower saw how they worked and how fast they got troops from point A to B. Trust me I’ve driven it numerous times and our roads are nothing compared to roads in Germany. Probably the best maintained in the world, however you can speed like hell! Man that was fun!

  9. Rob N. Hood June 18, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    True they are very helpful to some- mainly large corporations. It caused people to move away from cities and suburmanize which gave us the lovely strip malls and Walmart. Yes, I know Paul, that is your version of American ingenuity and perfection, but it isn’t really either of those things.

    It also caused the explosion of the use of autos, and thus the breakdown of the closeness of family. Not to mention pollution.

    Who really benefitted the most from the Interstate Hwy system? Corporations. but, hey, it allows Paul to drive fast so it must be a good thing.

  10. Rob N. Hood June 18, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    suburbanize- sorry

  11. Rob N. Hood June 18, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    I am taxed to maintain this country, and to feed the insatiable MIC. But foreign manufacturers have free access to this market. An American manufacturer pays taxes on a number of levels. Property taxes, utility taxes and SSI. The employees of that manufacturer pay SSI, income tax and Medicare. Perhaps state and local income taxes as well. If those jobs are sent out of the country the worker must find another. In almost all cases for less money and maybe no health insurance. If the worker makes less he pays less in taxes and perhaps becomes a burden to our economy (food stamps, health care, school lunches…). How is that revenue made up? It’s not! With less money in circulation our economy spirals downward. So, this is where we are today. How do we get out of this mess?

    It’s called a market fee. Foreign manufacturers would be charged a market access fee based on the difference between the foreign workers pay and the American workers pay times the number of man hours in the product. This is simple to assess and calculate. No one can be unaware of costs. Enforcement will cost the tax payers little because we will let American manufacturers sue the foreign manufacturers for draconian penalties. No one will dare cheat. The fees and penalties are against the actual manufacturing plant and if not paid, no product from that plant would be allowed to enter the country. The stage is set for the re-capitalization of America.

    Trade war? Perhaps you are aware we already lost. This does not exclude any one from this market but only ensures they pay a fair fee to take advantage of the market. Currently they and their workers pay nothing and this is unfair to every American. We need the revenue and are entitled to the revenue. Free trade is a Ponzi scheme. Explain it if you can. If every country applies this same market fee we may approach fair trade. The situation as it is, is an unfair burden to all citizens.

    You are probably going to be scared of this. Don’t be. Prices will not rise. They already charge all the market will bare. China taxed it’s exports about 20% and you saw no rise at Wal-Mart. This is simple to implement and simple to enforce. Best of all you are not taxing Americans.

  12. paul wenum June 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    The interstate gets yous fresh food to you on time, mail, products, inventory et al. Let’s go back pre-interstate? Wait two week or more for your food etc.

  13. Rob N. Hood June 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    So we tough Americans cannot survive without the sacred Interstates? How very soft and dependent we’ve we’ve become.

    • Dan June 21, 2010 at 9:35 am #

      Interstate highways are one of the few functions now carried out by the federal government that’s actually authorized by the US Constitution. And, yes. We need them. We’d be a third-world country without them.

  14. paul wenum June 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    You are correct my friend. We cannot survive in the real world without our interstate system. Represent shipping companies that if the interstate and shipping lanes closed would cost American Trillions, not Billions as well as your food, fuel, building materials, Ipods, whatever the hell you want you will not get there timely, if at all. You have no knowledge or idea of inter-state commerce or the ramifications of delivery, do you Boy. I sense every time I post a response to you it is Like talking to a child. You sound like Obama, the community Organizer that has never been in the real world. Books are fine, reality is different. Never forget that.

  15. Rob N. Hood June 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    You guys slay me. Such robots for Big Brother. You act all tough and anti-government. But you’d be lost without it. The more authoritarian the better, except for those few issues that you love and the ones you love to hate. THEN you are all about “Liberty”. As long as it benefits you some how.

    BTW- we are a third world country, by many definitions of that standard, one of them being General Health and several others. This also includes how our political system is run (via legal and illegal bribery) and voting fraud perpetrated by the rich and powerful (not Acorn).

    • Dan McGrath June 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

      ACORN represents the rich and powerful. The richest and powerfulist (to coin a word): George Soros. ACORN, Project Vote, the Secretary of State Project (among many other leftist organizations) are all funded by Soros.

      • Rob N. Hood June 22, 2010 at 7:47 am #

        All projects need funding. Another “Duh” moment brought to you by Dan. I guess Republican/Right projects are funded by divine intervention. Thanks so much Dan for clearing that up, and for making Paul’s day. I think he needed that.

  16. Rob N. Hood June 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Another example: Remember Poppa Doc and Baby Doc? Haitian generational presidents. Well we got Poppy Bush and Baby Bush. Not much difference.

  17. paul wenum June 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Thank you Dan, needed that!

  18. Rob N. Hood June 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    In other words the “rich and powerful” may be some or most of ACORNs source for funding (and what other “major” source is there?) but the benefits go directly towards empowering the poor and disenfranchised. Or did- since the powerful right wing dominated media and other political wrecking crews terminated ACORN.

    What/who do Rightist organizations support? Well, the rich and powerful of course. They even spend time and money terminating Leftist organizations… You see, there’s a difference that is very obvious.

    • Dan McGrath June 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

      ACORN’s help the poor mission is just a front for their real political activities. Maybe their original mission was about all that (I have my doubts) but they were clearly corrupted along the line.

  19. Rob N.Hood June 30, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    That’s it- perpetuate another Right-wing demonizing mythology. Were they infiltrated and taken over by the “commies”?? That is soooo 50’s… !

    Either you guys have no shame, or any ability to see though the dense fog of your biases.

  20. paul wenum July 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Rob, I sincerely believe that you are a “Community Organizer.” ACORN ring a bell?

  21. Rob N. Hood July 2, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    I would have been proud to work for ACORN.

  22. paul wenum July 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    We are all sure that you would. Just showed your true colors.

  23. Rob N. Hood July 4, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    Yep, I sure did. My oh my! The scandal!

  24. paul wenum July 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Not really, Holder would never indict you. To busy suing Arizona. Man, what an administration we have.

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