Arizona Has a Higher Percentage of Global-Warming Believers Than Any Other State

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People in Arizona are more likely to believe that global warming is a real thing than people in any other state.

It may be easy to believe, since a large portion of the state is essentially a Crock-Pot that cooks humans during the summer, but it may also be difficult to believe, given the conspiracy-theorist brand of politics here that doesn't seem to be incredibly uncommon.

See also:
-Jan Brewer Claims Weather May Be Caused by "Different Things"
-The Center of the Warm

A story from Politico on the American public's belief in global warming explains that more people believe in the phenomenon than you might think.

Citing 15 years' worth of public surveys on global warming done by the the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, affiliated with Stanford University, the story makes mention of the polling that found Arizona has the highest percentage of people who "believe that global warming has probably been happening."

The survey found 86 percent of Arizonans believe in probable global warming.

Politico cited the Stanford institute's senior fellow saying that the percentage of people who then say global-warming is manmade is essentially the same across the board.

Gee, our own governor couldn't really but together a coherent statement confirming her belief in global warming.

"Everybody has an opinion on it, you know, and, uh, you know, I probably don't believe that it's manmade," Brewer told 3TV in December. "I believe that, uh, you know, um, weather elements are controlled maybe by, uh, different things."

One wing-nut legislator even proposed a bill this year that would let teachers tell children their own opinions about certain scientific theories, including global warming.

Still, there are some issues raised with the polling, and you can read about that in the Politico piece.

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JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

I am more likely to believe in global warming in July than I am in January.

freed358
freed358

For the governor to ignore the best science and universities  (99% at this point) is as criminally negligent as if she were to ignore the Center for Disease Control were it to recommend policies relating to a serious threat of disease.  How about her opinion on the best way to fix a Boeing 727? Should that become policy?

freed358
freed358

For the governor to ignore the best science and universities  (99% at this point) is as criminally negligent as if she were to ignore the Center for Disease Control were it to recommend policies relating to a serious threat of disease.  How about her opinion on the best way to fix a Boeing 727? Should that become policy?

freed358
freed358

For the governor to ignore the best science and universities  (99% at this point) is as criminally negligent as if she were to ignore the Center for Disease Control were it to recommend policies relating to a serious threat of disease.  How about her opinion on the best way to fix a Boeing 727? Should that become policy?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

There is a solution - and we need one desparately enough to disrupt all commercial activity on this planet or we don't have an economic system.  Switch to renewable energy NOW.  The money we spend as taxpayers and consumers to deal with the physical hardships caused by global warming in the next 40 years will far exceed any monies we spend now to implement a global system of renewable energy production.  In addition, the use of algae fuels will help get greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.  It is extremely important we do this immediately.  We live on a space ship and we're ruining the only life support system we have to survive on it.  For those who don't support the switch and try to stop it - your ass should be jettisoned to Mars!


OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

NO SUCH THING AS GLOBAL WARMING.  GOOGLE CHEM TRAILS AND HAARP WEATHER CONTROL.

Don Blank
Don Blank

but they elect the tea party monkeys that deny it's existence

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

Kelly. The frozen tundra is defrosting, no longer "permafrost." It also releases a lot of CO2

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

Well, we're feeling it! I know a climate scientist. Global warming is real, like the Earth has a fever... Just a few degrees higher can be deadly. Let's grow up and demand change.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I've read that climatologists have said that they expect it to hit 130F at Sky Harbor within the next 20 years.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I am surprised because of all the Right Wing loons that live here.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

The only question about global warming that really matters is "is there anything we can do to prevent it from progressing?"

So far, the answer seems to be "nope, sorry".


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Whenever you're making fun of somebody's use of the language in any way, proof-read your own words carefully.

"our own Governor couldn't really but together a coherent statement"

(I am NOT defending Brewer, or even attacking Matthew, just pointing out an amusing example of a fundamental Internet rule).


shadeaux14
shadeaux14

They do believe in Global Warming 


BUT


They think it is caused by that Socialist Liberal Muslim Gun Grabbing Kenyan that STOLE THEIR WHITE HOUSE.

sarum
sarum

@freed358 Maybe the governor needs re-education camp - "counseling" like Lauryn Hill because of believing in conspiracy theories - in her case the global warming conspiracy theory.  

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