Surprise: Belief In Hotcoldwetdry Doesn’t Always Lead To Action

The hell you say!

(Phys.org) Americans are undergoing a significant shift in thinking about climate change, but rising public awareness of a warming climate has not translated into action, according to new survey research.

In the recent 2014 Empire State Poll, 82 percent of New Yorkers say they believe is happening. Downstate New Yorkers are even more convinced – 86 percent say climate change is real. However, less than 1 percent of the 800 New York state residents polled think climate change is the most important issue facing the state, and less than 20 percent would be willing to take political action.

With support from the Atkinson Center’s Rapid Response Fund, a multidisciplinary team of Cornell researchers set out to identify factors that may motivate Americans to mobilize for grassroots action on climate change. Mobilizing could include voting, serving on boards, contributing money, attending marches or demonstrations, and other forms of political participation and activism.

Huh. I thought this might be about Warmists actually taking actions within their own lives to significantly reduce their own “carbon footprints”. In fact, as you all read, this is about Warmists taking political action in an attempt to force Other People to practice what Warmists believe.

Wendy Wolford, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s faculty director of economic development, said: “Many things we take for granted today – like women’s right to vote, diversity in the university and an eight-hour workday – were fought for by ordinary people in protests, demonstrations and social movements …. Over coming years, our group will be able to document not just why people would hypothetically organize, but why they actually did.”

So, again, what we see is that this is all about politics. Comparing a fake issue like climate change with universal suffrage is beyond stupid. Climate change is all about hardcore leftist politics.

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3 Responses to “Surprise: Belief In Hotcoldwetdry Doesn’t Always Lead To Action”

  1. Jeffery says:

    What those issues have in common is that conservatives opposed them, as they oppose climate science now.

    Some things never change, including the backwardness of conservatives.

    Comparing a fake issue like climate change with universal suffrage is beyond stupid. Climate change is all about hardcore leftist politics.

    You’re just an ignorant fool with a blog.

    Global warming is not fake, and is a threat to human civilization. Is John McCain a hardcore leftist?

  2. jl says:

    Neither global warming, nor cooling, are fake. The cause is what’s fake. It’s not a threat to human civilization, because if we’ve adapted before, (which we have with infinitely less technology and brain power), then we will again. Funny, though, that the “threat” is always in the future. Name one negative event caused by AGW. And remember, every negative in nature usually has a corresponding positive aspect.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Name one negative event caused by AGW.

    In the Northern Hemisphere, species are almost uniformly moving their ranges northward and up in elevation in search of cooler temperatures. The impact on human civilization of major changes in ecosystems is rarely positive. Name one negative impact caused by Iran’s nuclear program. In fact, the threat is in the future. Name one negative impact on the US of ISIL. In fact, the threat is in the future. Name one negative impact of the national debt. In fact, the threat is in the future. Name one negative impact of blood glucose of 250 mg/dL. In fact, the threat is in the future. Why ever buy homeowners or health insurance? The threats are in the future.

    And remember, every negative in nature usually has a corresponding positive aspect.

    Really? You can disown that comment if you’d like. What are the positives associated with hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes? Tornadoes? Ocean acidification? Asteroid strikes? Snakebites? Shark attacks? Ebola? Sea level rise? Smallpox? Cancer? Wildfires? Sure, a shark eating a surfer is a positive for sharks but has a negative impact on the surfer. I guess you can defend the all-natural Ebola virus if you wish, but its impacts on human civilization are uniformly negative.

    I hate to bring this up but global warming is not “natural”.

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