America’s global warming denier-in-chief is making great headway in dumbing down America on the science front as the US ranks as the world's top climate change sceptic, according to a YouGov poll released Sept. 15.
Fifteen percent of us believe the canard that either the climate isn’t warming or that human activity has little to do rising temperatures.
The American skepticism tally is three times higher than the average level of the 28 countries polled by YouGov.
Saudi Arabia is No. 2 on the list of warming sceptics at 12 percent. Norway, Egypt, Australia follow at 10 percent each.
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Taiwan and Thailand are truest believers in warming, notching only a two percent denier score. China, a main source of warming emissions, is next at three percent.
President Trump has called warming a hoax perpetrated by his arch-enemy China. "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," he tweeted in 2012. MAGA, indeed.
The YouGov poll was released ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Summit slated for New York beginning on Sept. 23.
Guess which world leader intends to snub the summit?
He plans to dispatch Andrew Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency administrator to New York, for the festivities.
Wheeler will “highlight America’s environmental progress,” according to an EPA spokesperson. That won’t take very long, which is just as well for Team Trump.
Wheeler has bigger fish to fry. He's needed as point man in Trump’s war against California’s tough tailpipe emissions program.
That effort to roll back California's pollution controls won't be part of Wheeler's pitch to the UN.