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The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate

•, By Lewis Page

A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more sceptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens.

The results of the survey are especially remarkable as it was plainly not intended to show any such thing: Rather, the researchers and trick-cyclists who carried it out were doing so from the position that the "scientific consensus" (carbon-driven global warming is ongoing and extremely dangerous) is a settled fact, and the priority is now to find some way of getting US voters to believe in the need for urgent, immediate and massive action to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Comment by Doug Nusbaum
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Talking about stupid --- I stopped reading when a link took me to this line "Just for reference, then: even if the vast Stratford City mall uses super-economical LED exterior lighting, just a single light can be expected to require energy supplies of more than 900 kilowatt-hours in a year (Google Doc here). "  There are 8670 hours in a year. Lest assume the mall is open from 6 to 10 in the evening, so we are speaking of less than 2500 hours a year. If that were a 80W LED (are there such things???) that is a .08 KW bulb times 2500 or 200 KW hours for this bulb. Which is, by the way, the equivelant of an 800 watt incandescant bulb In other words they made an obvious error of at least a factor of 4 As far as I am concerned, this kind of stupid does not merrit additional reading

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