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 as adults.
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 twice?
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?
Barry Brill OBE JP LL.M(Hons) M.ComLaw is a
former MP and Minister of Energy, Petrocorp director, and chair of the Gas
Council, Power NZ, ESANZ, and EMCO. He is presently the Chairman of the New
Zealand Climate Science Coalition.
Barry Brill OBE JP LL.M(Hons) M.ComLaw is a former MP and Minister of Energy, Petrocorp director, and chair of the Gas Council, Power NZ, ESANZ, and EMCO. He is presently the Chairman of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.