The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press discovered that global warming ranks dead last when it asked 1,503 adults in January 2009 to rank 20 public policy issues in order of importance.
Only 3 out of 10 of those surveyed cited global warming as “a top priority” they hope the Obama administration will take up. Far out-distancing GW as a key issue were the economy, jobs, Social Security and education. You can find the full report here.
It long ago dawned on the public that mankind’s activities have contributed little or nothing to a slight in rise in global temperatures in the last 400 years or so, since the Little Ice Age ended (and thank goodness it did or we’d all be frozen). The best research we’ve seen at the Heartland Institute points to an increase about 2 degrees Celsius can be attributed to human activity.
The global warming alarmists were having a tough enough time as it was pushing their agenda to raise taxes and depress America’s standard of living in name of halting global warming.
With the public’s eye firmly fixed on real domestic issues, we’re unlikely to see much action on this issue in 2009 and beyond.
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