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Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change
North Country Public Radio ^ | Dec 04, 2012 | Karen DeWitt

Posted on 12/04/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by neverdem

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Latham, NY, Dec 04, 2012 — A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

They also give Gov. Andrew Cuomo good grades for his handling of the storm's aftermath.

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Siena College spokesman Steve Greenberg says the poll finds 69 percent of voters from every part of the state think the severe storms , including Sandy and Irene over the past two years, are because of global climate change.
 
"There is no doubt that the voters of this state, that the people of New York, believe that climate change is impacting their lives in a serious way," said Greenberg. "Only 24 percent think that these are random, isolated weather patterns."
 

There is no doubt that the voters of this state, that the people of New York, believe that climate change is impacting their lives in a serious way.
Eighty three percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independents believe that climate change is happening, even registered Republicans are split on the issue, with 46 percent saying the storms are the result of global warming, and 44 percent saying that they are just isolated weather events.
 
Governor Cuomo, in the aftermath of Sandy, has said that whatever the reasons, he thinks climate change is a reality and steps need to be taken to protect New York from flooding in the future.
 
For that, and other reasons, the poll shows voters give Governor Cuomo high marks for his handling of the aftermath of the destructive storm. Sixty seven percent think Cuomo did an excellent or good job.
 
Sixty one percent thought President Obama's responded well, and 55 percent gave New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg a good rating for his job performance post Sandy. Even the MTA and FEMA got good marks.
 
Public utilities did not fare quite so well, with less than half saying Con Edison did a good job restoring electricity, and only 20 percent approving of the Long Island Power Authority, or LIPA's, handling of the storm aftermath. Half of LIPA customers lost their power for over a week after the storm.
 
Governor Cuomo harshly condemned the utilities in the days after Sandy. He even appointed a special investigatory panel which has already subpoenaed the records of Con Ed and LIPA.
 
Cuomo's own father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, created the Long Island Power Authority in the late 1980s, over his opposition to a nuclear power plant on Long Island.
 
LIPA is now a state authority, and its board is appointed by the state's governors, now Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as legislative leaders.
 
LIPA still had several vacancies on its board, nearly two years into Cuomo's first term.  Since the storm, the Authority's chair, as well as two other top LIPA officials and one trustee, have resigned.
 
Greenberg says voters right now aren't making any connections between Cuomo's performance post Sandy, and the state authority that is responsible for power on Long Island.
 
"Voters are going to have to sift through all of that as we move on in time," said Greenberg.
 
The poll comes as Governor Cuomo visited Washington, D.C., for the first time since becoming governor, to lobby for billions of dollars in storm relief funds.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
The link to listen works. We've been overrun by idiots!
1 posted on 12/04/2012 12:17:10 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

We’ve been overrun by idiots!”

...New York has been overrun by idiots. In VA there are few that believe this BS.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 12:18:51 PM PST by albie
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To: neverdem

I got up this morning and the climate changed. Damn.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 12:26:06 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: neverdem
I saw a YT vid made by a NJ college girl where she was driving thru the devastation zone and narrating.

"We've got to stop global warming, they told us in high school this was going to happen."

Hard to blame the kids if it's offered up as "science". Probably everybody under 30 has had this indoctrination.

4 posted on 12/04/2012 12:30:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: neverdem

They dint axe me !


5 posted on 12/04/2012 12:32:03 PM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life, so I shall !)
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To: neverdem

do they sprinkle stupid dust in the waters of NYC?


6 posted on 12/04/2012 12:34:37 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: neverdem

Climate DOES in fact change. Has been changing for millions and billions of years.....long before there were any humans on the planet.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 12:38:26 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

P.S. Two of the other links about fracking worked. I'm 3 for 3 on those links. One had a good graphic about fracking.

8 posted on 12/04/2012 12:39:00 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
Obama Low Information Voters (OLIVes).
9 posted on 12/04/2012 12:40:17 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: neverdem

Yeah well, New Yorkers voted for bloomers and cuomo and le blam, so what do THEY know?


10 posted on 12/04/2012 12:41:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Panicked lib: “We’ve gotta stop global warming!”

Sure, sure, Holmes, but I gots some questions for yuz...

Just how ya gonna do that?
What’s it going to cost, both directly and indirectly in our economy?
What is the timeline over which the plan will work?
How do you quantify whether your idea is working?
What will you do if it doesn’t measurably work in your timeline?

Once we get some concrete answers to those questions,
we can talk about “stopping global warming”.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 12:44:55 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: albie

“In VA there are few that believe this BS.”

On Nov 6 VA went for Obama. If they get hit hard by a storm I’m guessing they’ll start screaming about “climate change” too.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 12:56:23 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: neverdem
more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.

UGH!!!! It is not whether or not there is climate change! It is whether or not it is MAN MADE! Idiots reporting "news" to idiots. In the 70's, it was Global Cooling. OOPS! In the 90's and 2000's, it was Global Warming. OOPS! Now, since those two movements have fallen flat on their faces, they adopted Climate Change! Well, DUH! That was precisely our point! The climate does change as it has been demonstrated to do so in a cyclic, NATURAL, way.
13 posted on 12/04/2012 12:58:43 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: neverdem

This, from my leftist-infested alma mater’s very radio station. I look forward to watching as this winter delivers Canton its just (frozen) desserts.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 1:00:56 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: neverdem
Sure looks like the Climate is Changing. Unfortunately, the progressives as usual, have the change back butwards.

Hudson Bay ice extent growing like crazy

Ukraine hit with massive snowfall – 302 towns without power

Russian Drivers Stuck in (snow) Traffic Jam for Two – now THREE – Days

15 posted on 12/04/2012 1:01:41 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: neverdem

Poll finds New Yorkers dumb as ever and getting dumber.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 1:03:54 PM PST by A message
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To: nascarnation

It is obvious a majority of NYers are brainwashed minions based on their voting habits. They are no different than the braindead jihidis from moslem areas where they do the bidding of even more moronic leaders and teachers.

We may be beyond the point of no return.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 1:05:06 PM PST by soycd
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To: nascarnation

Yes, in my days in Elementary School they taught us about the “greenhouse effect” as fact which was my first bit of exposure to Al Gore’s theory. I only had one person who gave us a more dissident POV of the debate who was a professor in Oceanography. Otherwise it has, usually, been about the greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, UV rays and dangerous CFCs, saving the rainforest.

The topic is probably the one that will be most exposed to kids. Look at movies like Ferngully, or that recent family movie about Brendan Fraser. Look at the Captain Planet cartoon. It is so hard to escape this kind of indoctrination.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 1:06:45 PM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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To: neverdem

There may be something to this. Over the past several weeks, the average daily temperature in NYC is considerably cooler than it was just 4 or 5 months ago.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 1:07:37 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: neverdem
The problem with the term "Climate Change" is that it's just as carefully deceptive as the terms "Fair Share" and "Pro Choice". As usual, the Left abuses the language in order to hide an idea rather than to communicate one. A liberal's understanding of what "Climate Change" means and implies is very different from what the words themselves reveal. It's also different from what many of the poll respondants probably understand the phrase to mean.

Going naively by the common meaning of the two words, Climate and Change, there really is no "belief" necessary, any more than with the existence of gravity or electricity. They are each simple, easily understood and verified facts. The simple fact that the climate changes is not seriously disputed by anyone.

But like all the rest of the litany of liberal catch phrases perverted from their apparent meaning, we need someone to provide the hidden definition. It would be surprising and refreshing if a liberal would do so once in a while.

What a liberal means when using the term "Climate Change" is this: Anthropogenic (man-caused) Global Warming, a term which is much more truthful, but has fallen out of favor because of effective and factual rebuttal. It also strongly implies that strong action by the Federal Government -- or, better, all governments -- is desperately needed to "fix" this problem, or at least to punish the evil people who are causing it. People like SUV owners and other such heartless monsters.

I have a sneaking suspicion that if polls were open and honest about the hidden meanings and implications of loaded liberal terminology, the results would be very different.

20 posted on 12/04/2012 1:27:48 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks!

- - -

Feel-good politics, education, and rationalization.

I doubt 1% of the Climate Change believers can speak to the technical merits of their position.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 1:29:18 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: BlueStateRightist

On Nov 6 VA went for Obama.”

...voter fraud in Va was rampant. In NY it wasn’t necessary.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 1:43:25 PM PST by albie
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

its 30degrees today in Minnesota in December, I love climate change!!


23 posted on 12/04/2012 1:45:18 PM PST by Docbarleypop
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To: neverdem

The actual question:

Q38. Do you think that the dramatic storms that have hit New York State the last two years - Hurricane Sandy this year and Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee last year - are isolated weather events, or do you think that they demonstrate global climate change?

http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/parents_and_community/community_page/sri/sny_poll/SNY120312%20Crosstabs.pdf


24 posted on 12/04/2012 1:52:18 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: MrB
How do you quantify whether your idea is working?

The same way Obama claims that his economic policies have "saved" millions of jobs. Just think about how much worse climate change would have been without Obama's green policies.

(Logic, put forth by idiots, that can't be argued with).

25 posted on 12/04/2012 2:35:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: neverdem
Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change gullible, dumb sheep.
26 posted on 12/04/2012 2:37:15 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: neverdem

Yeah, well, they probably voted overwhelmingly for Obama, too, so their intelligence level was already established, even before they answered this survey.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 2:53:32 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: longtermmemmory
do they sprinkle stupid dust in the waters of NYC?

"Siena College spokesman Steve Greenberg says the poll finds 69 percent of voters from every part of the state think the severe storms , including Sandy and Irene over the past two years, are because of global climate change."

28 posted on 12/04/2012 3:06:57 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Raycpa

Thanks for the question & link.


29 posted on 12/04/2012 3:19:25 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Docbarleypop

I assume that means it’s balmy in Minnesota for this time of year? It was 45 in Boston today.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 3:24:42 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: neverdem

There is not a question of whether or not the climate is changing, the issue has always been whether it has been caused by man. That’s why Gore made it a political issue. He and other so-called “environmentalists” want all countries to sign the Kyoto Treaty so they can advance their agenda and restrict industrial production world-wide.


31 posted on 12/04/2012 3:52:06 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: neverdem

And they claim that those who believe in God are the ones who are scientifically “challenged”.


32 posted on 12/04/2012 4:04:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: albie
voter fraud in Va was rampant.

Hardly. Virginians were in three categories, Romney voters, stupid voters and stupid nonvoters. Even in the coal counties were they knew they had to vote, they had lower voting age turnout than the black cities.

33 posted on 12/04/2012 4:10:23 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: neverdem

People used to look in awe upon the people of New York...at least that’s what old radio shows and movies from the 1940’s would lead you to believe.

Now they seem to be actively competing to be known as the most gullible dullards in the country.

I’m amazed that anyone but diehard Marxists still want to promote this Socialist garbage. Especially after all the evidence that it’s a hoax.

Even the Scarecrow figured out the Wizard wasn’t legit.
Toto has pulled the curtain away from the AWG scam dozens of times and yet there are still Climate Alarmists that believe every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Al gore.

Maybe it’s like a magic trick, they all WANT to be fooled.


34 posted on 12/04/2012 4:14:22 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: neverdem
"The Empire State Divide" is a video from Karen Moreau (of the Foundation for Land and Liberty) about New York's environmental ban on hydraulic fracking and the struggles of the people who presently own the land. A comparison is made to Pennsylvania where fracking is legal, the land owners are flourishing, and America is benefiting from tapping the energy resources.

The Empire State Divide - Part 1 - Ruins of the Hudson River
The Empire State Divide - Part 2 - A House Divided
The Empire State Divide - Part 3 – A Tale of Two States

Karen presented her short video (along with other people who shared videos on other free market issues) at the Grand Old Picture Show held in Tampa coincidental with the RNC convention a couple months ago.

35 posted on 12/04/2012 4:15:20 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: albie

Years of indoctrination in our education and media have paid off for the left.

NYPIRG keeps knocking on my door to get me to sign petitions and give them money to fight fracking. They are incredulous when I tell them I am for it.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 4:15:58 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: Graybeard58

He’s also kept dinosaurs from rampaging across the continent this century.


37 posted on 12/04/2012 4:17:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: MrB

Panicked lib: “We’ve gotta stop global warming!”

Sure, sure, Holmes, but I gots some questions for yuz...

*i have the answers:

Just how ya gonna do that?
What’s it going to cost, both directly and indirectly in our economy?*$700 trillion (true answer)

What is the timeline over which the plan will work? *100 years, which will reduce the temp about .0000937 degrees over the course of a century...if they’re right
How do you quantify whether your idea is working?*Wait 100 years and find out
What will you do if it doesn’t measurably work in your timeline? * Nothing, we will all have become a poorer than third world country all around the world with no hope of economic recovery


38 posted on 12/04/2012 4:18:20 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: steelyourfaith

Aint seen you for a while. I hope you’re well. Thanks for the links.


39 posted on 12/04/2012 7:11:30 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: palmer
Even in the coal counties were they knew they had to vote, they had lower voting age turnout than the black cities.

Do you have a source for that?

40 posted on 12/04/2012 7:15:26 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

This is what happens when people incapable of independent thought are incessantly propagandized.


41 posted on 12/04/2012 7:18:33 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 12/04/2012 9:18:41 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem

And in another poll...New Yorkers are dumbasses!


43 posted on 12/05/2012 6:51:52 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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