Poll: 40% Of Americans Think Global Warming Will Make Humans Go Extinct

Roughly two-fifths of Americans believe global warming will eventually lead to humans becoming extinct, according to a Yale University poll.

Yale’s study found that 39 percent of Americans think global warming has a 50/50 chance of eventually causing the extinction of humanity. Only 47 percent of those surveyed said global warming was likely to harm their family.

The Wednesday poll also found 58 percent of Americans think global warming is man-made, the highest number since 2008. Just 30 percent of respondents indicated that they thought global warming was the result of natural fluctuations in climate and the environment.

The research was financially supported by the 11th Hour Project, the Energy Foundation, the Grantham Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.

A previous Yale poll published last July found that 14 percent of Americans think global warming is a sign of the apocalypse.

The group most likely to hold the belief was Evangelical Christians, but about 4 percent of atheists and 9 percent of people who don’t believe in creationism said global warming is a sign of the end of the world after being asked a number of questions about their views on the apocalypse.

The poll was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 1,266 adults with a margin of error of 3 percent. Interviews were conducted between May and June of 2017.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Radical enviromentalists would very much like to see humans go extinct becuase their so convinced by the lies and junk science from Paul Ehrlich and the radical Earthwatch that humans are destroying the earth becuase their all mouth and no mind. Their minds they lost years ago when they took up hugging trees and going vegan

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    R. Johnson

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    The fact that only 40% of Americans believe global warming will eventually lead to humans becoming extinct indicates the lie is not big enough and it has not been repeated enough. So, in the tradition of fascists everywhere and of every time in history expect their minions to spout even bigger lies over and over.

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    G

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    Quote from OP:

    “The poll was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 1,266 adults with a margin of error of 3 percent. Interviews were conducted between May and June of 2017.”

    There you have it… Science at its best. Was this can’t-miss survey circulated in the Yale Undergraduate Commons building, like most of the “scientific” surveys I encountered in college? How were the questions asked, and to whom? Never mind, this is a Yale study! It’s unquestionable. Question this, and you’re questioning science itself… The unforgivable sin of the New Inquisition.

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    Amber

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    Well if this were to be true( population decrease ) then another benefit of warming is population control . What eco -anarchist wouldn’t see the merit in that ? Less funding for the global climate fear industry though .
    The fact is video games and other societal breakdowns are already doing the job . Global warming could be the icing on the cake if it wasn’t the case the planet does better during warming periods .
    Have to agree with “G” on his observation . Bet if they did it at Berkeley they could get it to be 95% no problem .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    I wish radical eco-wackos would all go live on some uncharted island all by themselves lets bring back those seven stranded castaways

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