Guest essay by Eric Worrall
VOX has published a gem of an article, complaining that even CNN, the sympathetic TV station which covered the recent Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, thinks Climate Alarmism is a special interest movement for fringe hippies.
According to VOX;
In 2012, CNN’s Candy Crowley moderated the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Afterward, she explained why climate change never came up.
… had that question for all of you climate change people. We just, you know, again, we knew that the economy was still the main thing so you knew you kind of wanted to go with the economy. …
This moment became something of a legend among, uh, “climate change people,” as it showed so clearly the way CNN understands the issue: as a boutique concern of one faction of the left, namely environmentalists. It’s not a “main thing” like the economy, and certainly not part of the discussion of the economy.
Public awareness of climate change has come a long way since then, and so has the Democratic Party. CNN, it seems, has not.
CNN shows it still doesn’t understand climate change or take it seriously
The problem with this nonsensical assertion, that climate change is of overwhelming interest to the public, is that it is simply untrue. Hardly anyone thinks climate change is a priority anymore. Even the climate obsessed bureaucrats at the UN can’t produce a survey which suggests people think climate change is an important issue.
Politicians and pundits who think persist in flogging the dead climate horse, who think worrying about future anthropogenic climate change is a motivating factor in most people’s lives, are simply ignoring the facts. Decades of failed apocalyptic predictions, and of course the Climategate Scandal, have taken the heat out of the issue.