Some Fear Civilizational Collapse from Global Warming

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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.

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