We’ve seen that only 49% of Republicans now believe that the earth is warming and only 27% say the earth is warming because of human activity (see “The deniers are winning, especially with the GOP“).
Well, a new National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll finds that Republicans are no more misinformed than their representatives:
Republicans (39 votes)
Now April 2006
Yes 26 percent 23 percent
No 74 percent 77 percent
Who are these stellar members of Congress?
GOP Congressional Insiders Sens. Lamar Alexander, Jim Bunning, John Cornyn, Jim DeMint, Lindsey Graham, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Johnny Isakson, Richard Lugar, Mel Martinez, Lisa Murkowski, Olympia Snowe, John Sununu, John Thune, David Vitter; Reps. Brian Bilbray, Marsha Blackburn, John Boehner, Kevin Brady, John Campbell, Chris Cannon, Eric Cantor, Michael Castle, Tom Cole, Mike Conaway, Tom Davis, John Doolittle, David Dreier, Phil English, Jeff Flake, Scott Garrett, Bob Goodlatte, Kay Granger, Doc Hastings, Pete Hoekstra, Bob Inglis, Peter King, Jack Kingston, Mark Kirk, John Kline, Ray LaHood, Dan Lungren, Kenny Marchant, Jim McCrery, Patrick McHenry, John Mica, Candice Miller, Marilyn Musgrave, Sue Myrick, Devin Nunes, Mike Pence, Tom Price, Deborah Pryce, Adam Putnam, Dave Reichert, Tom Reynolds, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Mike Rogers of Michigan, Paul Ryan, Pete Sessions, John Shadegg, Christopher Shays, Adrian Smith, Mark Souder, Pat Tiberi, Fred Upton, Zach Wamp, and Joe Wilson.
If conservatives and their supporters don’t accept the overwhelming scientific evidence and broad scientific understanding today (“Absolute MUST Read IPCC Report: Debate over, further delay fatal, action not costly“), what series of catastrophic events must occur to get them on board the effort to preserve the health and well-being of the next 50 generations?
Record temperatures? Record Arctic ice loss? Record violent storms? Record flooding? Record droughts? Record wildfires?
We’ve got Hell and High Water — what we don’t have is a major political movement willing to put aside the narrow interests of their big dollar contributors.