Even though recent scientific studies show that global warming has nothing to do with California’s multi-year drought, a new survey shows that nearly two-thirds of residents believe it does. The statewide survey, which was conducted in mid-July by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and released July 29, cited that the most pressing issues facing Californians were the current drought and water supply.
Notably, 66 percent of Democrats are more likely than Independents (51%) to call the threat of global warming to California’s future “very serious,” while only 26 percent of Republicans hold that view. Mark Baldassare, PPIC president and CEO, said “The threat of global warming to the state’s future is a shared belief among inland and coastal residents and Californians across racial and ethnic groups. But there are persistent partisan divisions on climate change.”
Sixty-four percent of respondents said that global warming has contributed to the drought, while “28 percent say it has not.” Of the 64 percent, there was also a deep divide along party lines: “78 percent of Democrats say global warming has contributed to the drought and 62 percent of Republicans say it has not.” When residents were asked how concerned they were on the possible impact of global warming on droughts, “84 percent of residents say they are concerned (50% very concerned, 34% somewhat concerned) about droughts that are more severe.”
It’s highly likely that much of this scientific misinformation and fear stems from Gov. Jerry Brown attributing global warming to California’s drought (it’s not) and a complacent media, his most recent being July 21. Brown is also on record for blaming climate change on everything from so-called ‘extreme weather’ to wildfires to mankind’s eventual extinction.
Examiner.com has more details HERE.
What we have in California is a highly gruberized population that is incapable of thinking for themselves. The press, including our local lefty blogs, keep feed this low IQ population with crap science. I find it interesting that Democrats are more prone to the Governor’s guberizing than Republicans. Why is that?