Here’s a report from Yale University that sheds light on the politics of global climate change. Highlights include:
• “A majority of all registered voters (55%) say they will consider candidates’ views on global warming when deciding how to vote.”
So almost half of our voters don’t care a lick about this issue? That’s not good.
• “Independents lean toward ‘climate action.’”
That’s because people who register as independents are thinkers.
• “Policies to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels and promote renewable energy are favored by a majority of registered voters across party lines.”
I’m glad to hear that, though it makes one wonder how the “drill baby drill” mentality could have come to pervade the U.S. energy agenda. I’m reminded of the story that Colorado Governor Bill Ritter told us last fall at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum, where both senators from his state overtly defied the clearly expressed will of the people and voted for pro-oil legislation. There is a word for this, and I use it advisedly: corruption.
Having presented this admitted oversimplification of Yale’s report, I urge you to read it in its entirety.