A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds, in fact, that just 32% of Adults think global warming is causing the increase in the number of major storms like the recent blizzards. A plurality (45%) says global warming is not the reason for the recent storms, and another 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
However, 41% do think it's more likely that the Earth is going through global warming than that the planet is about to enter a new mini-Ice Age. Seventeen percent (17%) say it's more likely that we're entering a new Ice Age. Twenty-nine percent (29%) see no major climate change coming, and 13% are undecided.
The food we eat
New U.S. food safety law goes into effect On 15 December the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first estimate since 1999 of the toll of food-borne diseases in the United States: 48 million people sick each year, 128,000 hospitalized, and 3000 deaths; in the biggest overhaul of food safety in the United States since the 1930s, President Barack Obama yesterday signed a law giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more power to inspect and shut down food producers yesterday, President Obama; critics say the law does not go far enough Read more