Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Public Concerned About Climate Change & Wants Action

This past few days has once again made it clear that the climate is changing -- and it's not changing for the better. Seldom has almost the entire country seen bad weather at the same time, but it happened here at the end of 2015 (blizzards, floods, tornadoes, thunder storms w/heavy rains & high winds, etc.).

Fortunately, the public is concerned about the warming of the planet that is changing weather patterns (and making them more severe). Note in the top chart that a significant majority of the public (66%) say they are concerned about climate change -- and that includes significant majorities of every demographic group but one. Only Republicans claim not to be concerned -- evidently having drunk the denial kool-aid their party officials are selling.

And even better, it looks like the public wants the government to take action. About 69% of the public says they want the next president to institute policies to fight the climate change -- and that also includes significant majorities of all demographic groups (including a plurality of Republicans).

Elected Republican officials can continue their denials in an attempt to protect Big Oil and other polluters, but the public is no longer buying it. They want something done.

The charts above represent the results of a recent Quinnipiac University Poll -- done between December 16th and 20th of a random national sample of 1,140 registered voters, with a margin of error of 2.9 points.


  1. Well, that's two issues (guns and global warming) that the people want action on that won't see any action outside of some minor executive action. A democracy in which less than half the people vote is no democracy.

  2. Its actually much worse as 'mericans DON"T want to do anything about global warming as they mostly (from my talking with others) don't either believe it or don't want to give up anything or have anything change. Nor are there any REAL solutions talked about. Paris!?!? BFD!!! they say it is real and something needs to be done! Great! like what? I have to travel 30mi to my work that allows me to earn enough to just PAY my bills. Now I have to buy a car that I can't afford to drive 60mi per day cuz my wife also need it to take the kids to school. So lets do what!?!?! The only thing I can do at my home to lower anything is to go solar....which is still way tooooooo expensive and does not really work as here in NC it has been over cast for the past 30 days!!!! My solar drive way lites don't even work!!

  3. Also as Frank & I point out people DONOT want to do anything and DENY the problems ..... Two bills introduced in the Florida legislature — House Bill 899 and Senate Bill 1018 are aimed at preventing schools from teaching about the problems.


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