Bummer: Americans Are All Talk, Little Action On ‘Climate Change’ (scam)

Really, this applies to the majority of Warmists throughout the 1st World


Tim Whitley gets it; he really does. The founder of the environmental nonprofit Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty (COTAP) is wary of coming off too preachy when it comes to reducing people’s carbon footprints. Whitley admits that even he is delaying putting solar panels on his roof until a home remodel, and, hell, if he had the means, he’d fly in private jets — if only to avoid the customs line at Kennedy airport. “Life is hard enough as it is [before] you think about climate change,” he says. “A lot of the actions that one would take are hard to do.”

And most people aren’t doing the hard stuff. In a new, exclusive nationwide survey conducted by OZY with SurveyMonkey ahead of Earth Day, 80 percent of Americans say climate change is at least a somewhat serious problem — with 34 percent saying it’s extremely serious. But concern doesn’t always translate into action. About three-quarters of Americans said they recycle, turn off the lights when they leave the room and use energy-efficient appliances. But popularity plummets when remedies get less convenient. When asked if they had done any of the following to help the environment, 23 percent compost, 17 percent had fewer or no children, 15 percent use public transit and 8 percent are vegetarian.

Hey, I recycle, because it’s good for the environment. I turn off the lights when I’m going to be out of the room for a bit, I have lots of CFL and LED bulbs, and I look for money saving appliances. I certainly do not take long fossil fueled trips to conferences to discuss how bad fossil fuels are.

Interestingly, the poll did not include anything about giving up one’s own use of fossil fuels.

Digging deeper into the numbers, you find a clear partisan split. Not only are Democrats and those who lean Democratic more likely than Republicans and their leaners to say climate change is primarily caused by humans (81 percent to 29 percent) and is an extremely serious problem (58 percent to 11 percent), but they’re also more likely to act. The partisan split goes down the line for everything from recycling (85 percent to 69 percent) to vegetarianism (11 percent to 4 percent).

Yet, Dems, who Believe in ‘climate change’, because it’s a convenient method to push their Big Government policies, still have huge carbon footprints. And I seriously doubt that 85% recycle.

Tough action gets even less popular when it’s a mandate. While 39 percent of all respondents said the government should tax carbon emissions from businesses, just 12 percent wanted fines for not recycling, 3 percent wanted government limits on family size and a mere 2 percent wanted government limits on personal car use. Has America’s love of the automobile really eclipsed even the love of its children? “Perhaps respondents would be willing to limit their own car use but don’t want the government involved in regulating it,” says Erin Pinkus, a research scientist at SurveyMonkey, who helped conduct the poll. Or perhaps driving is a necessity, she adds, given the lack of convenient public transportation in most parts of the country.

Missing is a response on government requiring Warmists to pay a carbon tax.

Anyhow, there’s more at the link, but, let’s consider, this is just a poll asking what they do and believe, but, in no way does this actually say what Warmists actually do. Which does tend to be little to worse than everyone else.

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3 Responses to “Bummer: Americans Are All Talk, Little Action On ‘Climate Change’ (scam)”

  1. Hoss says:

    As we see, time after time, the left just loves to virtue signal. They thought this was going to be an easy play to get another tax stream; that’s why they tried so hard with manipulating data, screaming the debate is settled, trying to marginalize and destroy dissenting scientists and dissenters in general, etc. When they’re called to take real action, they’re like Hillary at Benghazi: nowhere to be found – asleep at the wheel. And, they consider themselves to be above the fray, so they don’t ever expect to have to live like the peasants.

  2. Jl says:

    “All talk”? How so? If you’re concerned about such things, the US has reduced its emissions thanks to fracking.

  3. How surprising. The guy who owns a carbon offset business encourages other people to buy his product so they don’t have to feel guilty about not needing his product. And his “product” is thin air. Forgiveness for imaginary sins against an imaginary goddess, “Gaia”.

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