Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Americans Starting To Be All, "Wait, What's Going On With The Weather?"

So: "A poll due for release on Wednesday shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this year’s unusually warm winter, last year’s blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming. And by a 2-to-1 margin, the public says the weather has been getting worse, rather than better, in recent years." Now, to be sure, it is only an online poll, and let's remember that linking specific weather events to "global warming" is what allows "climate skeptics" to pretend that an icy day in April disproves the idea that we are mucking up the climate, but if people really are starting to come around to the idea that this thing is actually happening that's very good news! I would say given another ten years of education on the subject, plus the growing number of omnipresent fires, floods and drought, and eventually we will be ready to do something about this problem. So let's all meet back here in 2022 when we can start the process of discussing possible solutions. We're gonna win this thing!

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whizz_dumb (#10,650)

This facetious optimism is making me sad. God I need a drink + smoke 'em if ya got 'em.

BadUncle (#153)

So let's all meet back here in 2022 .

Do you think Cheney will finally be dead, by then?

deepomega (#1,720)

The Day After The Day After Tomorrow

hypnosifl (#9,470)

it is only an online poll

Doesn't that basically make it 100% bullshit as far as assessing the opinion of the American public in general? The group of people who view and respond to a given online poll isn't at all representative of the overall population, and people often try to game online polls by publicizing them in some forum where they know most people will share their opinion.

Antennapedia (#161,290)

Impossible. New ticker's worth at least another 40 years, and the evil in his veins alone should keep him well preserved into the next millennia. Death, Taxes, and Dick Cheney, is what I'm saying.

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