Teen Vogue Wonders What Americans Will Give Up To Stop Climate Doom

I have a few ideas for the kiddies that supposedly read this loony tunes outlet

Will Americans Change Their Daily Lives to Acknowledge Climate Change?
This op-ed asks when Americans will be willing to make personal sacrifices for the climate.

What are you willing to give up to offset the impacts of climate change? It’s a question that should keep us all up at night, and it’s one that could depend as much on our nationality as our individual personality.

I’m not willing to give up anything, nor are most people in practice. I don’t lose a minute of sleep

In many ways, the European Union, where I currently live, has taken a leading role on answering this question — in stark contrast to how the United States has reacted. Last month, the European Commission approved what could be a precedent-setting decision from France. The country opted to ban flights between cities that could be reached by train in less than two and a half hours. In the US, that might eliminate plane journeys between major cities like Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The move was actually first proposed by a citizen assembly looking for ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

You live in Europe, so, mind your own f’ing business. Also, remember that private jets for the Elite in France are OK, but, not commercial for the peasants. Perhaps Elizabeth Djinis should ask Biden when he will stop taking fossil fueled flights from D.C. to Delaware. He could drive there in an hour and a half.

Still, the idea of actually forcing consumers’ hand on transit might strike Americans as a regulation that would never work in our country. After all, this is a country that bailed out airlines almost immediately during the pandemic to the tune of more than $50 billion. When it comes to saving corporations, we move fast. When it comes to saving the planet, not so much. While Europe was cementing its Green New Deal plan last summer, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court was issuing a ruling that hampered the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Pray tell, who would be doing the forcing? I love when the Cult of Climastrology shows their hand.

So, it’s not that we don’t care. One major impediment is the way the United States views climate as a partisan issue. In fact, in a survey of 13 countries on 5 continents, the United States had the biggest ideological divide when it came to climate action, according to a 2022 Politico Morning Consult Global Sustainability poll. About 97% of left-leaning voters were concerned about climate change compared to only 51% of those on the right. About 64% of Democrats said the US government was doing too little on climate change, according to the same poll, whereas only 26% of Republicans agreed with that statement.

In other words, you aren’t allowed to have an opinion, you must conform to the climate cult’s dogma and demands. Even though almost no Warmist practices what they preach.

There’s also the fact that America has another value that runs contrary to acting on climate at all — that of personal liberty. Just think of the protests and disputes that broke out across the country when masks were mandated in schools and certain public areas throughout the pandemic. A study of various countries, including Australia, Canada, China, India, and France, showed that the United States was the country second most likely—after Japan—to be unwilling to sacrifice their own rights for public health.

Yes, personal liberty is anathema to the climate cult.

When it comes to climate, Americans seem a little more amenable to the idea of changing their daily lives. A 2021 CBS News poll showed that 58% of Americans said people should do things to shape and change the climate crisis rather than simply learn to adapt and make the best of it. Then again, when asked whether they would pay higher taxes to help stop climate change, 65% said no.

Yet, Warmists do not change their lives. Because saying they’re willing to do so is theoretical, not in practice. I say I should give up bread and ice cream to lose weight. In practice, that ain’t happening.

Our approach to the climate crisis has to be a combination of everything, and there’s no question that corporations must be held accountable. But we live on a planet that needs saving from the very beings who inhabit it. The time has passed to put our own comforts above the mortality of the place we call home.

Or, and I write this respectfully, you can go fuck yourself and mind your own business, Adolph.

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8 Responses to “Teen Vogue Wonders What Americans Will Give Up To Stop Climate Doom”

  1. MrLiberty says:

    Until they are willing to give up government, nothing will change for the better.

  2. david7134 says:

    What climate crisis? Yes, the climate is changing. But it is not due to human activity, it is the same change that has been occurring for the last 20,000 years. No action proposed by government will have the least effect on the climate. Unless we go to war. Explosions have a tendency to cause rain.

    There are several methods of recapturing carbon, no government seems to be pushing this idea. This means there is another agenda other than concern over the climate.

  3. Jl says:

    Teen Vogue, not surprisingly, skips the hard part. Why do Americans need to give up anything at all for alleged “climate doom”? It makes debating so much easier when one starts with a false premise…

  4. Tony says:

    Thanks for asking.

  5. Dana says:

    What someone living in the EU doesn’t really appreciate is that the United States is geographically very different from Europe, and even the best train system would only work here where Amtrak already works, the northeast corridor. It’s almost 800 miles from New York to Chicago, and if you add stops along the way — and there are only two, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, of any size — it takes longer. The Mountain Time Zone is 1,500 miles of nothing.

  6. H says:

    The climate change debate has really changed into a young vs old debate. Old people are reluctant to change, younger people are more accepting of it.
    Plus a lot of older people especially men are bitter incels.

  7. alanstorm says:

    Will Americans Change Their Daily Lives to Acknowledge Climate Change?

    Not required. I acknowledge that the climate changes, and has been since Day One.

    What I take issue with is that somehow, this time it’s all our fault, and therefore we have to let government dictate everything we do.

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