A survey on the awareness of global warming by ACNielsen was released a few days ago. It was conducted on internet users, 25.408 people in 46
countries. Amazingly the next-least aware were Americans. 13% had never heard about it. Only people in the United Arab Emirates (16%) were more
ignorant of global warming than they. The most aware were Czechs with ony 1% unaware of the phenomenon. The second most aware was the Chinese with 2%
ignorant about the problem. No doubt the release of this pool is timed to coincide with the IPPC report commisioned by UN. It seems that the American
Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank, has tried to buy scientist to discredit that report. Letters have been sent to scientists
in Britain, the US and elsewhere, offering 10.000 dollars to attack the UN's panel.
The UN report was written by international experts and is widely regarded as the most comprehensive review yet of climate change science. It will
underpin international negotiations on new emissions targets to succeed the Kyoto agreement, the first phase of which expires in 2012. World
governments were given a draft last year and invited to comment.
The AEI has received more than $1.6m from ExxonMobil and more than 20 of its staff have worked as consultants to the Bush administration. Lee Raymond,
a former head of ExxonMobil, is the vice-chairman of AEI's board of trustees.
Climate scientists described the move yesterday as an attempt to cast doubt over the "overwhelming scientific evidence" on global warming. "It's a
desperate attempt by an organisation who wants to distort science for their own political aims," said David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit at
the University of East Anglia.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
While it's hard to believe people in America being that ignorant --and in addition internet users-- it is quite predictable that big oil goes around
with its bribes when they don't like the news.
"The AEI is more than just a thinktank, it functions as the Bush administration's intellectual Cosa Nostra," Ben Stewart of Greenpeace said.
That the stories are related is obvious. Americans are NOT stupid, but they're manipulated to a degree people elsewhere can have no idea about. When
a body can expose itself in a manner like this, openly offering bribes, what means do they then resort to in the manipulations they carry out on
people on its homemarket?
I just don't get how so many people can buy it. And that is what I like to see discussed --not the IPPC report, it will be discussed elsewhere in
other threads-- why do some people have a hard time believing Global Warming? ...if they've heard about it.
The related newslinks are about the ACNielsen survey, the ATS threads about GW and the IPPC report.
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Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
Warming 'likely' man-made, unstoppable
U.N. climate report will shock the world!
Global Warming Debate Turns Ugly
[edit on 2-2-2007 by khunmoon]