Guest essay by Eric Worrall
According to Google search trends, interest in climate change continues to bump along rock bottom, despite strenuous efforts by alarmists to hype climate issues, in the lead up to the upcoming Paris COP21 conference.
Even Google’s information engineering efforts have failed to stir general interest in climate change. According to Visual News;
Google recently released a beautiful interactive visualization that explores search volumes for phrases related to climate change. Curious to see how “global warming,” “energy” or “oceans” are trending around the world? Google put those and other popular searches on the map, highlighting recent searches and data from 20 cities around the globe.
The troubling takeaway from these trends? While climate change grows more and more imminent, search volumes for many terms related to it are going down.
People aren’t fools, despite the contempt some politicians privately express for the gullibility of their supporters. A long time ago, a very experienced political campaign director explained a curiosity she had noticed, over her years of campaigning. If you deliver five leaflets, then knock on people’s door to talk about politics, they have no memory of receiving any campaign material. But deliver that magic sixth leaflet, and they suddenly remember who you are. Even when people aren’t really paying attention, there is some kind of threshold, a mental filter, which governs whether people are aware of what is happening.
I suspect that threshold of awareness has been well and truly crossed, with regard to the credibility of nonsensical climate claims of tipping points which never tip, arctic ice which doesn’t melt away, and climate catastrophes which never manifest.
That experienced political campaign director I used to know – I once asked her opinion about climate change. She replied “All this green nonsense – it’s closet racism. They want to deny Africa cheap energy, to keep them poor”.