Today is Earth Day; the day we are supposed to show support for the environment and take care of the planet. One of the biggest themes of the day has to do with global warming. That said, a new poll has the people who believe in climate change running for cover.
The Associated Press-GfK poll says forty percent of you are not confident, or simply disbelieve that the earth is actually warming. Adrian Shelley at Air Alliance Houston told KTRH it only matters what the scientists say.
“There are and will continue to be climate skeptics. But the evidence is out there. And more importantly, the scientific community reaches a consensus about this a long time ago,” Shelley said.
Shelley also says if people don’t believe in climate change anymore, it’s because of what media outlets like FOX News have been saying over the years.
“The people hear messaging about a cold winter and it casts doubt about climate change. That’s going to confuse people. There is a lot of conflicting information out there,” Shelley explained.
Professor Larry Bell at the University of Houston has been talking out against global warming for years and says people are finally getting tired of being told what to do to take care of the planet.
“You can only call wolf so many times,” Bell told KTRH. “This has been going on since the late 1980’s.”
Bell also says there is another reason people like Shelley are running for cover after a poll like this. And that reason is money.
“There’s a huge, multi-billion dollar industry behind this. The scientists will lose their funding when the scare goes away,” Bell explained.