Sunday, September 18, 2011

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

No Doubt About It

Despite the concerted efforts of the merchants deceit to spin a web of doubt over the climate issue, American public opinion is not buying it. According to a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos, the percentage of Americans who believe the Earth has been warming has risen to 83 percent and 71 percent of the Americans who believe warming is happening think that it is caused either partly or mostly by humans.

Deeper than the problem of deceptive advertising and media manipulation is the fact that the Congress driven by lobbyists and corporate campaign contributions does not represent the opinion of the scientists or the public.

2 comments:

Les AuCoin said...

Besides that, the creation of the 12-member "Super-Congress" means that representative government has been--in yet another way--turned on its head. When will the people know? Will they care?

Lou Gold said...

These institutional manipulations are beyond most folk's ability to understand, which includes me with graduate studies in political science.

I believe that "crisis-shock" will be the teacher. For one example, see http://lougold.blogspot.com/2011/06/is-earth-full-paul-gilding-saysyes.html

But, no doubt, the shift is hitting the fan.