[Coral-List] The Economist asks
bastiaan.vermonden at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 04:57:14 EDT 2014
Just to add that the Economist has also been writing some articles pushing
hard for action on overfishing. No survey included though.
On 19 March 2014 23:24, Bill Allison <allison.billiam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, Ian.
> I agree that a more specific question would have been better. It seems to
> me that the article in which the question is embedded makes it clear that
> anthropogenic climate change is the issue, and I expect that regular
> Economist readers familiar with previous articles on the topic would take
> it that way. It is unfortunate that a poorly framed question leaves the
> results open to easy dismissal. Despite that, I find it encouraging that
> the issue is being raised in the Economist given its influential
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Ian Zink <izink at rsmas.miami.edu> wrote:
> > Very interesting and thank you for sharing. Too bad the survey does not
> > differ between those "believing" in a more general ability of climates
> > to fluctuate/change and the related, and more timely issue, of
> > anthropogenic influences on that fluctuation/change. Those would be
> > some even more telling numbers. I find it sad to think that only 81% of
> > voters agree to "climate change" despite the broad acceptance of
> > climatic events like Ice Ages.
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> > Ian C. Zink
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> > On 3/19/2014 1:59 PM, Bill Allison wrote:
> > > Is Climate Change a Fact?
> > >
> > > The Economist states its position and solicits reader's opinions about
> > the
> > > reality of climate change.
> > >
> > > The Question asked:
> > > "Do you believe the debate is settled? Is climate change a fact? Cast
> > your
> > > vote and join the discussion."
> > >
> > > As of writing, today, March 19, there have been 793 votes of which 81%
> > > asserted "Yes".
> > >
> > > This is important because, (1) the magazine targets highly educated
> > readers
> > > and claims an audience containing many influential executives and
> > > policy-maker, and (2) it aims "to take part in a severe contest between
> > > intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance
> > > obstructing our progress".
> > >
> > >
> > > To read the article and participate, use this link:
> > > http://www.economist.com/economist-asks/climate-change-fact-0
> > >
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