More common sense from Bob Inglis

My colleague Jay Barry (celebrated drummer for Lunch Money) brings my attention to this item from Andrew Sullivan:

“Several recent studies have found that 95 percent of climate scientists are convinced that the planet is rapidly warming as a result of human activity. But a George Mason University-Yale University poll in May found that only 13 percent of the public realizes that scientists have come to that conclusion. You would expect conservatives to stand with 95 percent of the scientific community and to grow the 13 percent into a working majority. Normally, we deal in facts, we accept science and we counter sentiment,” – Former Congressman (2010 Tea Party casualtyBob Inglis (R-SC).

Jay told me about that in response to my having reTweeted this from Rasmussen:

Just 36% Believe Global Warming Primarily Caused by Human Activity…

2 thoughts on “More common sense from Bob Inglis

  1. Karen McLeod

    Ah, propaganda works wonders doesn’t it? Especially when you can scare people into believing that any change in energy policy will destroy life-as-we-know-it (i.e. the ability to speed on the interstate so we can reduce commute time by 30 seconds or so).

  2. Herb Brasher

    The reaction of conservatives here is just bizarre to me, I guess because on some issues, I are one.

    But I really can’t figure out evangelical Christians on this one. They seem to be bitter opponents of the conclusions of science re global warming as well.

    Except that, in a recent article in Christianity Today, it seems that a Baylor U. research study shows that the stereotyped evangelical may not be so true after all. At least on several political/economic/science issues, the more evangelicals read the Bible, they more they tend to move toward the ‘left.’


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