No, not my opinion. The result of a survey of who / where it is believed. I’d run into this myself, somewhere or other, then in trying to find it again, found someone else who had posted about it and had the link, so here is their write up:
Opinion of Global Warming by Congressional District
October 25, 2014 by Norbert Haupt
Below is the map of how people responded to the question: “Is global warming a threat to the environment?”
The deeper the red, the more the answer was Yes. The deeper the blue and purple, the more No.
What I take away from that is:
In the cities, in the large metropolitan areas and where most of the universities are, we are leaning to the red, to the Yes. In the coal and oil states we’re in the deep No. And then there is Texas and the South.
The original site is here:
And here is the saved image from Norbert (saving me the trouble of making my own screen capture / edit. Thanks Norbert! ;-)
Click on it for a really big view. (Though, oddly, in Chrome I had to also prune off the
from the end of the URL, after opening it in a new tab, to get the big image… I’m still getting used to the ‘special’ way Chrome behaves some times…)
So the Bos-Wash Corridor (from Boston to Washington where all the government / financier folks live / work) along with some other bits of New England like Vermont. No idea why Vermont would be a hot spot. Perhaps this winter and last will be giving them something to think about while they shovel…
Then a blotch in Wisconsin. I also wonder what is there… Downtown Chicago, no surprise… (zoom in to see it in the big map). Down near Miami where all the retired folks from Bos-Wash move on their government dole. A touch around the Progressive Mecca of Texas: Austin (where a lot of California folks moved when Apple set up shop there a few decades back) and a yellow blob near Denver. Classic.
At that point, it’s off to the West Coast for the core of Seattle, Portland, and then the ultra USA-Liberal/Progressive coastline of California from the Dope Coast Humboldt et. al. to Marin County / San Francisco on down to the L.A. Basin. Missing the Conservative farming and logging oriented Central Valley and Mountains, and also skipping the more Conservative areas like Orange County (named for the orange groves that dominated the farming in prior years), San Diego (think Navy), and other inland / suburbs areas. And the Deserts…
Now there’s a pretty clear take away from this: Most States think global warming is bunk and are skeptics. A few over populated urban progressive/USA-Liberal areas are True Believers. It is very important to find a way for the vast bulk of America to be heard and to bottle up Bos-Wash and the Californian Fruits and Nuts, label it as what it is, and put “Snake Oil” on the front in large letters.
Folks who live with the land. Folks who are up close and personal with the climate and live based on making the right decisions about weather and what to plant are just not seeing any change, nor any reason TO change (or be taxed and regulated more by those government lucre dependent urban cores).
Also, this map needs to be put in front of the Congressional Representatives from all those blue and purple districts with a short note about how soon their next election arrives and just who will be watching how they vote… Heck, even the green ‘neutral’ areas need a poke or two about the snow levels this year, and a reminder that snow, contrary to Global Warming Religion, is NOT warm…
I’d also suggest starting an information campaign from those blue / purple areas. Lock them down, then expand into the greens and yellows. Leave the Orange areas hung out to dry looking ever more loony and extremist. Get the local grange, the local farmers and even the local fishing and hunting groups involved in reporting “No Change Here!” other than some deep cold snow…