US voters believe that “climate change” is only about power and control
Intending US presidential candidate told Fox News
on 10 February:
“Here’s the dirty little secret about the climate religion – it
has nothing to do with the climate. It is all about power, control, dominion
and apologising for America’s own success…”
These comments caused quite a stir on social media. To such an
extent, that Rasmussen Reports included this question in its weekly poll:
Do you agree or disagree with this statement:
Climate change has become a religion that “actually has
nothing to do with the climate” and is really about power and control?
The result (reported ) was breathtaking!
An outright majority of those polled agreed that climate change
has become a religion which has nothing to do with the climate. Almost half
(47%) said they “Strongly Agree” while a further 13% said they “Agree”.
It’s hard to digest the fact that no less than 60% of US voters
have now formed the clear view that the endless propaganda we hear daily from
our politicians and corporate media actually has nothing to do with science or
genuine alarm – it isn’t even about the climate. Instead, it’s all about
political power and control.
Nearly half of those polled have strong feelings about this.
That seems to suggest that they are a million miles from swallowing the
orthodox narrative and are no longer persuadable. Although they weren’t asked,
one can assume that they are fed up with the propaganda and want to be treated
Surprisingly, nearly half of the Democrats polled agreed that
climate change has become a religion. But there was still a significant
difference between the parties, the breakdown being:
There is no reason to believe that adult New Zealanders would
feel any different from their American counterparts. And the breakdown between
political parties would probably be much the same here as well.
Rasmussen also asked another question, which it had earlier
asked in May 2022:
“is the problem of climate change getting better or worse? Or is
the climate change problem staying about the same?”
21% of voters believe the problem is getting better, up from 18%
in May 2022. 32% now say it is getting worse, down from 38% last May. 42% think
the climate change problem is staying about the same.
Just over a month ago, I wrote a post on this blog: in which I
questioned whether Chris Luxon’s reverential statement “I believe in climate
change” owed more to religion that to the analysis of available data. Whatever the answer, the US poll suggests
that about 80% of his centre-right supporters believe that climate change “actually
has nothing to do with the climate”.
In that earlier post I also recalled Michael Crichton’s famous
2003 speech ”. Apparently a
lot of people were listening
The Rasmussen poll is a massive eye-opener. But its message will
take time to sink in
Those who preach “it’s the science” are in the minority –
and now everybody knows it. Next time a politician makes a heart-wrenching
speech about his grandchildren, he will know that 60% of his audience think he
is a charlatan. Perhaps he will think
Perth climate blogger Jo Nova says: “This is Kryptonite for fake
science preachers”.noting that: “This is an idea that has barely been mentioned
in mainstream TV yet half the nation are already 100% sold”. People interested
in this topic should real
What does this revelation say about the credibility of our
mainstream media? Or the total failure of the thousands of full-time lobbyists
who are to spread alarm and panic?