Global Warming Fears Wane in the United States
Fears regarding global warming has waned among Americans. They no longer view it as much of a problem as they did three years ago.
In July 2006, 50% of Americans thought climate change was due to human activity and another 23% felt that it was due to natural patterns.
Now, 36% of people think it is due to human activity and 16% to natural patterns.
Those stating that the Earth is not getting warmer has doubled from 17% to 33% during that time span. It is a "myth" says one vocal protestor.
There has yet to be conclusive evidence up until this point that global warming is caused by man yet it is something that is commonly believed by many scientist. Despite claims by Al Gore that there is a consensus that global warming is man-made, there are still many scientists in opposition.
Most notable of all opposing scientists is Richard Lindzen of MIT that stated "warming has not been increasing and has not even been present for 13 years". Released by the Geophyiscal Research Letters published August 26, 2009, Lindzen found that the effect of CO2 on climate change is appreciably less than previously thought -- debunking claims that CO2 causes global warming. [PDF]