Some Fear Civilizational Collapse from Global Warming
Some interesting new data from Rasmussen Reports:
Nearly one-out-of-four voters (23%) say it is at least somewhat likely that global warming will destroy human civilization within the next century. Five percent (5%) say it’s very likely.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 66% say it’s not likely that civilization will be destroyed by the year 2100. That includes 27% who say it is not at all likely.
Republicans and unaffiliated voters strongly reject the notion that global warming will end human civilization, but Democrats are more evenly divided—38% think that disastrous outcome is likely while 46% disagree.
Frankly, I find it hard to believe that the 23 percent is genuine. I don't know about you, but if I felt that it was "somewhat likely" that all of human civilization was going to end within the next 100 years, I'd be living somewhat differently.