This begs the question: “which Warmists were actually Doing Something in the first place?”
(Fish Wrap) Americans may be buying more compact fluorescent light bulbs these days, but they are less likely to set their thermostats low during the winter than they were four years ago and have less confidence that their actions will help to curb global warming, according to a new survey.
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication found that the proportion of people who say their own energy-saving actions can make a difference in arresting global warming dropped to 32 percent in the latest survey, conducted in September, from 37 percent six months earlier.
The survey, published this week, also suggests that doubt is growing that even widespread concerted action can make a difference when it comes to climate change.
Perhaps that last part could be an acknowledgment by Americans that changes in the climate are mostly or solely natural, and that there isn’t a damned thing we can do about it.
Only 15 percent of respondents say they have volunteered or donated money over the last 12 months to help reduce climate change, while fewer are avoiding buying products made by companies that oppose efforts to curb global warming, according to the survey, for which 1,061 adults across the nation were interviewed between Aug. 31 and Sept. 12.
That’s weird, since we’re told that more and more people are Believers. They just don’t believe enough to hose their own lives by going “carbon neutral”.
“Many Americans are no longer content to just talk about global warming, they are doing something about it,” said Anthony Lesierowitz, a principal investigator for the project. “Many are acting individually to save energy at home and on the road and are making consumer choices that support business action on climate change.”
There have been noticeable increases in the number of people who say they walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation than in the previous survey, conducted in March.
You find the same thing during periods of crap economic conditions, especially when the price of energy is rising. Many just like to save money. I do what I can for that reason.