Most Americans Won’t Act On Climate Change, And The Media Is To Blame Or Something

No, really. So says the ever wacky, cultish leaning, George Soros financed Think Progress (btw, Joe Romm’s Climate Progress has totally been subsumed, and is now just a little tab at the website, rather than a huge part)

Most Americans Won’t Act On Climate. The News Probably Isn’t Helping.
A new study suggests some journalists are missing a key piece of the story.

While a growing number of Americans acknowledge the climate is changing, the issue generally ranks low among voters’ concerns. A scant few have bothered to contact a government official to press for action on global warming.

This is a point of frustration for organizers and academics alike, who contend that lawmakers will only pass strong policies when Americans demand it, and Americans will only demand it if they believe they can affect the political process. At the root of all this grumbling is the question of empowerment. How do you empower citizens to pick up their phones and call their elected officials?

A new study published in the journal PLOS One investigates the effect of news coverage on feelings of empowerment — what social scientists call efficacy.Their findings suggest reporters are missing a key piece of the story.

Most of it is typical gobbledegook we see from Warmists who keep wondering “why the hell does no one care about this?”

Generally speaking, news about climate change does little to promote efficacy. Feldman and Hart’s prior work looked at print and TV news stories on global warming. In the periods studied, doom and gloom dominated coverage—climate change would flood cities, dry rivers and extinguish supplies of coffee beans and avocados. Little of the reporting focused on what people could do to shape climate policy.

Notice, this is all about passing polices that affect Other People. When I see something like “act”, I think of something I can do in my own life. Members of the Cult Of Climastrology think “what can I do to make other people act on my beliefs.”

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5 Responses to “Most Americans Won’t Act On Climate Change, And The Media Is To Blame Or Something”

  1. Liam Thomas says:

    Your Democratic Party in Action.

    The murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich and whether it was because he was leaking information to WikiLeaks.

    Imagine that…suspected of leaking NON classified, NON Governmental information and suddenly they turn up murdered….Just like people who tend to testify against Hillary turn up committing suicide.

    HOW can you leftist possibly defend this shit?

    It boggles the mind that you would claim to be patriots and care for the little guy while ignoring stuff like this all your lives.

    Incredible…..America has entered third world political status….our economy soon to follow……..

    JUST KEEP THEM DEMS IN POWER FOLKS>….and you will have you wish….a communist third world dictatorship in the coming decades.

    AGW is just a medium for the anti-pushback against the leftist agenda.

  2. Liam Thomas says:

    oh and by the way Im not saying HILLARY HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS. In fact I would bet she knew nothing about it…..

    My point is simply that the left will do anything to gain and remain in power…..

    They use Pawns and bought and paid for candidates all the time….I surmise Hillarys just another goat in their herd of sheeple….By the billionaire power brokers around the world.

  3. Hoagie says:

    I’m curious. If Hillary! managed to collect over 100 million in graft and pay-offs as Sec. State how much is the presidency worth? A billion? Two billion?

    I can’t wait to see how “broke” Obama is when he leaves office. Another A-hole who never really held any job without a government paycheck. Ever notice the leftists who bitch most about “the evil 1%er’s” are themselves privileged 1%er’s? And oddly, they’re at the top 1% of the top 1%. Proving no matter how tiny the pr!ck on a liberal their balls are gigantic.

  4. Dana says:

    The warmists have a political problem: they are claiming that if we don’t do something about global warming climate change now, things will get really bad in the 22nd century. Yet when people look at their problems, they are concerned about paying their mortgage this month, with putting food on the table tonight, and whether they can make their clunker last another two years. The people who are most concerned with doing something about global warming climate change now are the people who don’t have more immediate problems, the people who really aren’t worried about being able to pay the mortgage or buy groceries.

    Somehow, the concerns of the elites are not the same as the problems of working people.

  5. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    Notice, this is all about passing polices that affect Other People. When I see something like “act”, I think of something I can do in my own life. Members of the Cult Of Climastrology think “what can I do to make other people act on my beliefs.”

    Remember back when climatastrophist Al Gore was ranting along, and it was then pointed out that his mansion in Nashville was a lot less efficient than George Bush’s ranch house in Midland? President Bush wasn’t particularly concerned about global warming, but, on his own, took action when getting his ranch house built to have a more efficient home built.

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