[Coral-List] The Economist asks

Ian Zink izink at rsmas.miami.edu
Wed Mar 19 15:22:30 EDT 2014

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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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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