wccoLast night, WCCO featured the Minnesota Free Market Institute and Lord Christopher Monckton’s presentation in their story on the rise of climate skepticism among Americans. The polls at the beginning of the story show a clear shift in attitudes in America, only 57% now believe there is direct evidence for global warming, down from over 70% in April of last year and only 35% believe global warming is a serious threat, as opposed to 44% in 2008.

The story also included the viral success of Lord Christopher Monckton’s presentation, which has amassed over a million and a half views in two weeks. Monckton has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows along with speaking engagements at tea parties and other events across the US.

The numbers come at a critical time for global warming activists as the Senate looks to take up cap and trade and White House liaisons ready for a trip to Copenhagen to attend the UN’s climate change summit.

See the proposed cap and trade bill  here.

See the proposed Copenhagen treaty here.

View the WCCO story here.