Voters are cool and the planet is too
Two things are happening that undermine President Obama and the Democrats’ attempts to control our lives via climate change policy. First, according to a Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll, fewer and fewer Americans say global warming is a serious problem. Only 33 percent of Americans now say global warming is a serious problem, compared to 39 percent six months ago.
And second, the globe is not getting warmer — or at least, it hasn’t in the last 15 years. As the March 30 print edition of The Economist reported, “Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar.”
In other words, just as voters are cooling to global climate alarmists, the planet has stopped warming.
Politically, the bottom line is that global warming is fading as an issue. Given the bad economy and the undeniable temperature stasis, it will be interesting to see if the Democrats who must face voters in 19 months will continue to stay silent as Obama pursues higher energy prices and bogus government spending on useless “green energy” boondoggles.
Au Québec, le mythe voulant qu’il existe un consensus sur la question dure réchauffement climatique, a été construit sur notre unilinguisme… Si les publications anglaises étaient tout aussi accessibles que celles en français, nous aurions probablement les mêmes doutes que les Américains.