The Register reports that sceptics are losing ground in the USA:
Not only does a growing majority of Americans believe that global warming is, indeed, underway, but for the first time a majority have come to the conclusion that it's caused by human activity.
"Americans' belief in the reality of global warming has increased by 13 percentage points over the past two and a half years, from 57 percent in January 2010 to 70 percent in September 2012," report the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication in a survey published this week.
The problem with these kinds of survey is that they tend to be put together by people who don't really understand what the argument is about. That the world got a little warmer at the end of the twentieth century is a proposition that seems to me to be on fairly firm ground. That CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that mankind has effectively contributed to that warming again seems pretty solid.
Most people on the sceptic side of the argument are questioning how much warmer we might expect to get, whether it's a problem, and just how far the IPCC and the community of climatologists have hyped the issue, fiddled the figures and hidden the extent of their ignorance. The false argument presented in the media does, however, serve the green movement very well.