An­other Record Hot Sum­mer So Far But Too Many Won't Believe It

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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.

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