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Ark. sportsmen polled on global warming

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2006 at 11:14 AM

Survey results released today by the Arkansas Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation show that a majority of Arkansas sportsmen believe that global warming is a reality that demands counter-measures. The poll sampled 308 Arkansas hunters and anglers in late March and early April, and it is the first time the constituency was asked about its attitude on the subject.

"Arkansas hunters and anglers are saying we have a moral responsibility to confront global warming to protect our children's future," said David Carruth, president of the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, in a news release.

According to the survey, more than three-quarters of Arkansas hunters and anglers (77 percent) agree that global warming is occurring, and most said they have observed changes in climate conditions where they live, such as warmer, shorter winters, hotter summers and unusual drought. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) said they believe these changes are related to global warming.

In addition, more than three-quarters of sportsmen surveyed expressed significant concern about the potential impacts of global warming in Arkansas. For example: that 40 to 60 percent of Arkansas forests may become grasslands, that there will be more frequent droughts and flooding, and about the loss of most or all breeding areas for more than 30 species of songbirds. ...

The survey shows that in 2004 Arkansas sportsmen voted by more than a 2-to-1 margin for President Bush over Sen. Kerry, and that they identify themselves overwhelmingly as moderate to conservative in their political views. Three out of every five (60 percent) Arkansas sportsmen surveyed identified themselves as evangelical Christians.


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