Phil Jones now readily admits there has been no statistical warming in the last 15 years, and any warming prior to that was not unique. This is all mainstream news, but the establishment does so love its mind games. There's no consensus, except there is a consensus. There's no global warming, except there is global warming. And if you believe us when we tell you there is no consensus, that there is no global warming, you're just a conspiracy theorist, or a shill for the oil companies, who actually favor carbon taxes and cap and trade schemes, except when we tell you they're against them. Oh, you silly slaves...you're just too unsophisticated to understand the
- New York Times -
Last month hundreds of environmental activists crammed into an auditorium here to ponder an anguished question: If the scientific consensus on climate change has not changed, why have so many people turned away from the idea that human activity is warming the planet?
Nowhere has this shift in public opinion been more striking than in Britain, where climate change was until this year such a popular priority that in 2008 Parliament enshrined targets for emissions cuts as national law. But since then, the country has evolved into a home base for a thriving group of climate skeptics who have dominated news reports in recent months, apparently convincing many that the threat of warming is vastly exaggerated.
A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. A poll conducted for the German magazine Der Spiegel found that 42 percent of Germans feared global warming, down from 62 percent four years earlier.
And London’s Science Museum recently announced that a permanent exhibit scheduled to open later this year would be called the Climate Science Gallery — not the Climate Change Gallery as had previously been planned.
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