Is the science settled? June 12, 2008Posted by davegoblog in Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Pollution, Science.
The latest National Journal Insiders Poll asks Democrats and Republicans if “it’s been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the Earth is warming because of man-made pollution.”
- 95% of Democrats answered yes, compared with 26% of Republicans.
If there’s one thing poll after poll indicates, it’s that the science is not settled on this issue.” – one Republican respondent.
Aaahhh…science by polling.
Insiders of both parties agreed, however, that the most urgent priority facing the next president and Congress will be the economy.
- 59% of Republicans said the economy is at the top of the nation’s priority list, while 44% of Democrats said the same. But global warming was the second-most pressing matter, according to Democrats, while energy took the second spot for Republicans.
Adapted from The Hotline.