Another Record Hot Summer So Far But Too Many Won't Believe It
Our planet continues to heat up and experience record setting high temperatures, just as it has noticeably done for much of the last few decades. Yet, only 73% can accept the fact that our planet is getting hotter, according to the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment.
The number of people intelligent enough to notice the scorching temperatures has increased steadily but still remains too low.
The survey by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College represents the 19th time that hundreds of people were asked their views on a range of issues pertinent to climate change.
“This record level of acceptance of global warming came as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that May of 2018 was the warmest in the continental United States since records began to be kept in 1895,” the study authors remarked.
50% of Republicans claim that there is no evidence of global warming and only 35% believe that humans are at least partially responsible.
These statistics on human blindness! to! this would not be so alarming if the warming were only at one or two degrees, but the U.S. and Canada have been seeing temperatures that are more than 10°C higher than normal for extended periods of time and it was widely reported that the Arctic was experiencing temperatures last winter that were more than 60°C above normal.
How does such a high percentage of the American (and Canadian) population refuse to recognize reality?
If so many people really are so stupid do we have any chance of surviving as a species, or are the idiots among us going to doom us all to extinction?
Those who are intelligent enough to see what is happening have a duty to help others accept reality and understand the consequences of doing nothing about it.
We no longer have the luxury of letting others make decisions that negatively impact us and our children.