06 November, 2021

I’m Concerned About This

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll (nypost.com)

President Joe Biden heads to a vital UN climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago.

About 6 out of 10 Americans also believe that the pace of global warming is speeding up, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

Despite all evidence to the contrary.

Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that climate change is happening, while 10 percent believe that it is not, the poll found. Another 15 percent are unsure.

Among those who say it is happening, 54 percent say that it’s caused mostly or entirely by human activities compared to just 14 percent who think — incorrectly, scientists say — that it’s caused mainly by natural changes in the environment. Another 32 percent of Americans believe it’s a mix of human and natural factors.

Climate change IS happening. You’re an idiot if you think otherwise. But climate change has been happening for several billion years, and will hopefully continue to change for several billion more. It was changing before the first human being appeared on the planet and it will continue to change well after the last one of us has died.

I’m far more concerned about inflation and the economy, and China, and whether or not my kids are safe at school than I am about the climate. And frankly, that’s not likely to change. The world will have to be in a wonderful state for many years before worrying about the climate even makes my radar.

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