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12:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question


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Last Week's Results

Do you believe global warming is happening?

Yes: 79%
No: 21%

Your comments on global warming:

Yes. There is no question about it. Global warming deniers are either ignorant of reality, or liars. Listen to climate scientists, who do the actual work, not people who make things up. -Anonymous

Yes. It is happening, but I think predictions of catastrophe are an intentional exaggeration. -Rich B., Schenectady

No. Its all a fraud---a conspiracy made up by the vast left wing loonies of the democratic party---a lie started by no other than "Al "Sore Loser" Gore. There is not one scientific piece of evidence to indicate that it (global warming) ever existed. -Frank M., Brooklyn

Yes. Scientists tell us over and over global temperatures are rising. It's clear to me this is creating more erratic and severe weather patterns and events. Increased carbon pollution is the cause. -Errett B., Honeoye Falls

Yes. The basic science and the preponderance of peer reviewed science confirm a high probability human activity is accelerating climate change. -Anonymous

No. It is the secularism's apocalyptical beliefs of the end of the world. -Anonymous

Yes. Just look around!! -Paul P., North Tonawanda

Yes. Mr. Gore pointed out several factors, i.e., the melting of the ice at the poles, the hole in the ozone in Australia. In 1986, I worked for a very large corporation in NC, and the engineers were talking about global warming then. These engineers were from some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Living in the Northeast, spring comes earlier, summer lasts longer and is warmer, winter is warmer. -Anonymous

No. Current data show there has been no increase in the last 17 years. Long term, of course it's warming, thankfully, it’s been warming since the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Is it man made? Contrary to the popular media the vast majority of scientists do not believe it is man-made. -Richard V., Hilton

Yes. Global warming is a misleading term. Climate change may be more accurate and easier for people to accept in view of last winter's extreme cold and snow .The facts are there; nearly all scientists worldwide agree. Climate change is real and is happening now. -Anonymous

Yes. 97% of all climate scientists agree that global warming is occurring and is the consequence of human actions. It's well past the time that we take aggressive action to meet this challenge. -Mark, Kinderhook

Yes. The polar ice cap is melting, the sea levels are rising, we're experiencing tornadoes, earthquakes and violent storms with increased intensity. Just look at your garden. The soil is parched and dry and even after a storm that brings heavy rains the ground can't absorb the moisture. -Joyce C., Troy

No. Our socialist president is ruining our country. -Anonymous

Yes. Just use your senses. Abnormal weather patterns, see shrinking glaciers, disappearing snow caps on mountains, warming ocean water at the poles, etc. Overwhelming scientific conclusions. -Frank B., Moreau

Yes. Can 30,000 climatologists and physicists be wrong? -Margot A., Saratoga Springs

Yes. The science is convincing. There is no question that glaciers are melting and sea levels are rising. There is also no question that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing. There is also no question that the climate is warming in direct proportion to the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. -Carl D., Fairport

No. Global warming is a myth. We have had over two dozen ice ages over the last 250,000 years. Man didn't cause them. -Jim C., Clymer

Yes. The question is miswritten. Global warming is not a question of belief or faith. It is a scientific fact. The question could be "Do you believe humans are causing global warming?" but the question really matters to politics is "Do you believe we should do something to stop global warming?" -Rachelle B., Waterford

Yes. There is overwhelming proof that it is happening. The doubt has been sown by those with deep financial interest in preventing curbs on greenhouse gas emitting sources of energy. -Roman, Brooklyn

Yes. Before the industrial revolution the co2 level in the atmosphere was 280 ppm and now it is over 400 ppm. Increased co2, traps heat and warms the oceans as well as acidifies them, this all heats the planet and causes climate upheaval. -Elisabeth H., Oshawa

No. Global warming is just another liberal scam to reach into the pockets of the American people. Keep electing liberals and watch gas and electricity prices continue to skyrocket. -Charles C., Sherburne

Yes. On a bipartisan basis, between our Governor and State Legislature, President and Congress along with NYC Mayor and NYC Council produce incredible amounts of hot air from all their respective rhetoric which contributes to global warming. -Larry P., Great Neck

Yes. It has been scientifically proven that the earth is warming and is already in evidence: melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and severe weather events. -Jean S., New York City

Yes. The great majority of the world's scientists and the UN tell us that it is happening. The melting of the icecaps and resulting rise of the oceans is confirmed causing coastal and island nations great concern. -Joy G., New York City

Yes. This is a no brainer! -Anonymous

No. I would have checked undecided if that was a choice. -Anonymous

Yes. Warmer air holds more water; more water causes more damage; more damage costs more money. More carbon in the atmosphere causes global warming. Do we really have a choice? -John & Jane P., Troy

Yes. To a lesser degree then extremist may say but yea it is happening. -Bethpage

Yes, it is obvious that the earth has been warming for hundreds of years, there used to be glaciers in NY. However, I seriously question if humans have ANY long term impact on climate. This is an important distinction! The earth will do what the earth has always done, heat and cool in cycles. We are foolish to think we can control it. -Curtis, Elmira

Yes, and there will be global cooling in the future, there is no reason for drastic action, humans adjust. -Anonymous

Yes. Because I live in reality. -Van B., Farmington

Yes. It is a Scientific Fact!! -Tom M., Yonkers

Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.

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