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If you look at the details of the survey in the PDF ( apnorc.org ) page 16, you'll see some interesting things.

For example, the 64% are "Extremely/Very concerned" about the effects of climate change on future generations.

So it seems that, while the headlines are screaming that a low percentage are concerned about climate change upon themselves, a very significant percentage, i.e. 64%, acknowledge a significant concern about the Earth we are leaving our children.

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children.
        --- Ancient Native American Proverb --- Ancient Native American Proverb

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 06:53 PM | Reply

This problem is too big for individuals to move the needle.

Government must act. (Kind of like why we need a post office.)

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-15 07:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

I'm less concerned about what some bull-crap "poll" says.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-15 09:51 PM | Reply

@#3 ...what some bull-crap "poll" says ,,,

What is "bull-crap" about this poll?


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 09:53 PM | Reply

1960's folk song...

The New Christy Minstrels -- Green Green
www.youtube.com


:)

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 10:23 PM | Reply

#3's response, so typical from the Trumper Reich...

It's always, "Me, Me, Me, Me, what's in it for me?!"

Well son, there's no running away from Global Warming
when you live on a single closed system sphere...

You either deal with it, or future generations will die.
And that's it, isn't it? It's not YOUR generation that
will die, but future generations, so you don't care...

Well then, think about your kids and grandkids.
How will they look back on your generation, and its decisions,
and feel?

I know, I know...you just don't care...
So go play in traffic already and do the rest of us a big
favor. You are wasting oxygen meant for better/wiser people...

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-16 06:24 AM | Reply

Here you go #3...

www.spacedaily.com

Science... It doesn't care what you or I think.

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-16 06:35 AM | Reply

Government must act.

What's truly scary about that statement is that you are probably serious.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-16 08:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Every ocean is comprised of drops of water.

One person cannot make a significant difference, but when we all band together we can change things.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-16 09:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 Nothing "scary" about it, you gaping -----. Worst case scenario if climate change legislation fails to have broad impact is we have cleaner energy sources and les pollution in our air and water.

Oh, the horror.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-16 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9,

Sure, if we voluntarily want to be a part of "change". And that's the problem liberals/progressives have. Not everyone wants "change". So then you have to "mandate" or "law" it to force compliance.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-16 09:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 | Posted by earthmuse

In fairness - I have found that it is hard for most people to see beyond "me" even some of the time.

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-08-16 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Having free and independent states is scary to you because those states can stop things you like in your ideology.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-16 09:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Government must act. (Kind of like why we need a post office.)

#2 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-08-15 07:36 PM | FLAG:

Government is acting.

Mitigation. American Made car batteries. Windmills in Texas.

People want government to wave a magic wand that doesn't exist.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-08-16 09:26 AM | Reply

In fairness - I have found that it is hard for most people to see beyond "me" even some of the time.

Individuality is one of the biggest things that has made our country great.

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-16 09:26 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#11 | Posted by boaz

Don't conflate 1/6 with climate change...

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-08-16 09:28 AM | Reply

Apparently we need mandatory Civics classes for life.

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-16 09:32 AM | Reply

#15 - the two are not the same. That was a strange linkage you made.

#18 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-16 09:34 AM | Reply

#15 | Posted by boaz

There is nothing wrong with "individuality" and that has nothing to do with laws controlling society. Society does and should have a problem with narcissists who think their individuality is more important than what is best for society though. That's where laws come in - whether religious or secular. That is why we do things like incarcerate murderers, thieves and the like. In fairness again, I think most people are somewhere in the middle between "me" and wanting what is best for society.

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-08-16 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Individuality is one of the biggest things that has made our country great.

#15 | Posted by boaz

There's a big difference between individuality and unbridled selfishness.

#20 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-08-16 09:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The Cuyahoga River caught on fire 13 separate times before the evil government starting passing laws that limited pollution in the early 1970s.

#21 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2022-08-16 10:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#21 Boaz thinks state lines that are largely arbitrary today function as a permit to pollute rivers and lakes into oblivion, so long as the gerrymandered citizens consent.

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-16 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"There's a big difference between individuality and unbridled selfishness."

That smells like nuance. They don't do nuance.

#23 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-16 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Individuality is one of the biggest things that has made our country great.
#15 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Just don't sag the pants!

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-16 11:26 AM | Reply

I doubt that this entirely selfish and short-term thinking is anything new for Americans. Nothing has changed. When Pheonix, LA or Atlanta runs out of water, it will start to hit home, but we consistently manage to get lucky...avoiding that actual consequences of our myopic thinking.

#25 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-08-16 11:28 AM | Reply

And all those people trying to pass laws to mandate green energy either seriously underestimate or willingly refuse to accept that green energy is just as detrimental to the planet as traditional energy sources. But hey, let's just concentrate on those energies that make people rich and not on what actually is good for the planet and the humans living on it.

#26 | Posted by humtake at 2022-08-16 12:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The problem is overcrowding. The reason our piece of the planet is nice is because we are not crowded yet.

#27 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-16 12:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And yet you want to force women to give birth against their will. Puzzling.

#28 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-16 12:43 PM | Reply

The problem is overcrowding. The reason our piece of the planet is nice is because we are not crowded yet.

#27 | Posted by boaz
The reason our planet is rapidly becoming way less nice is because people like you called climate change a hoax for decades.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-08-16 01:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

And all those people trying to pass laws to mandate green energy either seriously underestimate or willingly refuse to accept that green energy is just as detrimental to the planet as traditional energy sources. But hey, let's just concentrate on those energies that make people rich and not on what actually is good for the planet and the humans living on it.

#26 | Posted by humtake

Oh oil doesn't make people rich moron?

What's good for the planet is carbon free energy like solar and wind and geothermal.

What's bad for the planet is listening to your morons who called climate change a hoax for 40 years.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-08-16 01:11 PM | Reply

"green energy is just as detrimental to the planet as traditional energy sources."

A windmill is just as bad as a strip mine!
Plus, windmills cause cancer.
--GOP

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-16 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And all those people trying to pass laws to mandate green energy either seriously underestimate or willingly refuse to accept that green energy is just as detrimental to the planet as traditional energy sources.

#26 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2022-08-16 12:12 PM | FLAG:

The carbon inputs of a gravity battery is very to extremely low given the densities possible. By all means, lets lump it in with wide scale cobalt strip mining based storage solutions, because clearly all "green energy" is the same.

#32 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-08-16 01:44 PM | Reply

Better to just waste energy as heat? Not a very convincing argument against a variety of green tech.

#33 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-08-16 01:45 PM | Reply

"And all those people trying to pass laws to mandate green energy either seriously underestimate or willingly refuse
to accept that green energy is just as detrimental to the planet as traditional energy sources."

-Hummer (above)

Just the sort of Total Bullschlitz answer I would expect from you Humtake...

FLAG: 100% Malarkey...

#34 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-17 06:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ahp! I forgot!
Hummer's so retarded,
I forget he believes in
'Windmill Cancer'...

But of course,
Now it all makes sense!

#35 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-17 06:54 AM | Reply

Many in US Doubt Their Own Impact on Climate

And well they should. As individuals, there is very little that we can do to have a substantial impact. However, government, industry, etc. can move in ways that will have a profound impact. For to long, government focused its attention on the little guy because it was easier. They avoided going after the big polluters because they had attorneys and deep pockets. Things may finally be changing.

#36 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-08-17 10:41 AM | Reply

The biggest polluter on earth is the US military. Defund it now. More and more money and energy go into that black hole of destruction and death.

Just reducing the military footprint alone would make a huge difference.

Why is this never discussed or considered by either party?

Every war causes more harm to the environment and ecosystems than peacetime.

But even in Peacetime weapons manufacturing especially nuclear arms causes great harm to our natural world.

#37 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-08-17 11:34 AM | Reply

Effeteposer,

I love you, but that mode of thinking is assuming no one else would attack the U.S. or our allies.

And the military is no where near the biggest polluter on earth. That belongs to China.

You are way too comfortable in your life.

#38 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-17 11:38 AM | Reply

The US military is, like all other major world militaries, spending 100's of millions of dollars preparing for the effects of climate change.

Apparently some of their ex-members are still in denial about the actualities of those effects.

#39 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 12:05 PM | Reply

"Government must act."

Even if it's against the will of the people?

Like masks during COVID?

#40 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-08-17 03:05 PM | Reply

#40 |

Projection much?

Poll: Large Majorities Now Say They Wear Masks Regularly

www.kff.org

#41 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 03:27 PM | Reply

#41 From December 18, 2020.

And there is nothing wrong with wearing a mask if you want to. The operative phrase being "want to." Which implies that the local government did not embrace authoritarian measures and force people to wear them.

Word on the street is that Germany is going to pre-emptively reintroduce mask mandates soon...just in case. We shall see.

#42 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-08-17 03:38 PM | Reply

- embrace authoritarian measures and force people to wear them.

You must be hell at red lights and stop signs, rofl! Forcing people to stop when they don't want to stop is Commie Terror Tactics!

And forcing people to wear seat belts is outrageous!

And those parking spaces all marked out and delineated for you everywhere... I bet you park side long in 3 spaces just to give the finger to The Man.

#43 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 04:07 PM | Reply

"authoritarian measures and force people to wear them."

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service.
--An Authoritarian Measure

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-17 04:56 PM | Reply

"No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service."

If a business determines its in their best interest to require masks, that's a business decision.

It's a bit different than passing a law stating that a mask must be work anytime you set foot outside your home, which is nothing more than a method of conditioning people to accept and adhere to anything the government tells them to do.

#45 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-08-18 01:24 AM | Reply

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