In surveying different articles discussing Earth Day, I ran across these poll results. I have to be honest, they don’t make much sense.
Only 49% of respondents think the environment will be worse for the next generation. Only 3 short years ago, 57% held the same view.
In contrast, 16% now think it will be better, up from 11% 3 years ago.
Seriously? What magical wand was waved in the last 3 years that would lead people to believe the environment they’re leaving for the next generation will be better than it is today. I could write a very long list of the things that are getting worse by the year, yet fewer people today think the next generation will have a worse environment than today’s.
This is simply stunning. Or perhaps not – people that are free to choose the policy that means most to them or needs the most work do not choose the environment or catastrophic climate change as their top issue. Those issues are lucky to combine to garner double digit percentages of respondents.
The reason is the success of the disinformation/propaganda effort perpetrated on the American public in the past 40 years by the dirty energy industry. “There is no climate crisis,” they tell us. It seems to be working. Combine that with the perception that a Democrat in the White House is enough to change the environment all by itself and you get nonsensical poll results like this. Don’t worry about the lack of legislation, Americans. After all, signing legislation into law is the only thing that has brought about the successes of the whole Earth Day movement in the first place.
The simple truth is that the next generation will be very lucky indeed if their environment isn’t a catastrophe. If people still live their lives in more or less the same way they do today, a monumental victory will have been achieved. What we’re doing to the planet is truly frightening. Ignorance really is bliss.