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Volume 16 No. 7 • August 2013

Who Needs Data? Just Stick Your Finger in The Air

A study reported in the 1 Feb Science reveals that, when asked whether humans are causing climate change, Democrats were likely to say yes, Republicans likely to say no, but Independents were likely to say yes on unseasonably warm days but to say no on unseasonably cold days. No surprise but it just goes to show that very short term events rather than consideration of the totality of the evidence can be a deciding factor in how people perceive the possibility of human-induced global warming. This is an excellent way for those looking for the “right” response to a survey to plan when to ask people if they think humans are causing climate change.

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