As much of North Carolina sits under a Winter Storm Watch for the threat of snow tomorrow, a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports shows more and more Americans think global warming is caused more by long term planetary trends than by human activity.
According to its poll, 44% think it's planetary causes while 41% think it's human activity.
While these numbers are fairly close (and inside the margin of error) it does show a decided trend towards the public becoming more and more skeptical of the man-made global warming alarmist rhetoric of the left fringe.
In April of last year,
47% of Americans blamed human activity versus 34% who viewed long-term
planetary trends as the culprit. But the numbers have been moving in
the direction of planetary trends since then.
So in less than one year we've had a 16 point shift in public sentiment away from hysteria and towards common sense. A couple more years like this and maybe we can make Al Gore even more irrelevant.