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  • Poll: How likely is it that global warming will destroy human civilization within the next century?

    I'd be interested in hearing your answer to this question in the comments.

    How desperate is the conservative pollster Rasmussen to glom onto the climate issue and both trivialize and confuse the debate with hyperbole, unscientific polls, and inane, vaguely worded questions? Pretty damn desperate, to judge by their headline poll last Thursday:

    23% Fear Global Warming Will End World -- Soon

    Nearly one-out-of-four voters (23%) say it is at least somewhat likely that global warming will destroy human civilization within the next century. Five percent (5%) say it's very likely.

    Uhh, what does this polling question mean anyway: