Posted by | April 19, 2012 19:10 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

A new poll:

A poll…shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this year’s unusually warm winter, last year’s blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming. And by a 2-to-1 margin, the public says the weather has been getting worse, rather than better, in recent years.

It looks like the oil companies and the right wing noise machine better get back to work.  (Of course, I’d feel better if I was confident that more of the public believing in climate change would translate to more people supporting doing something about it).

By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.