A new poll shows that the number of conservatives who believe in global warming has doubled in a couple of years. This is a disturbing trend. If the resistance weakens, the political left will wreak economic carnage.
The poll, released this week by Yale and George Mason universities, shows that 47% of conservatives agree that the climate is changing. This is 19 percentage points higher than it was during the 2014 midterm elections.
The news isn’t entirely bad, though. They haven’t gone full Al Gore. The number of Republicans who believe that human activity is causing global warming hasn’t increased. This, of course, is the important point. Earth has warmed and cooled as long as it has existed. Climate change is a fact. Nature is constantly reshaping itself. The question is what is man’s impact, if any, on the changes?
For us the fear is that for some Republicans it’s only a small step from conceding global warming to believing that man is the cause. The political left has so relentlessly peddled the man-made global warming narrative that it’s conceivable that the political right will eventually surrender the point. This is especially worrisome at a time when data show there’s been no statistically significant warming in roughly two decades, or maybe six. We live in an era, as well, in which climate researchers have been caught doctoring the numbers to fit their warming claims.
So why relent just when the skeptics are winning the battle with facts?
The alarmists have proved themselves and their cause to be frauds on global warming many times over. Their top people at the United Nations have admitted that the global warming scare is not about protecting the environment. The campaign is simply a cover for other political agendas:
- Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted last year that the real target of environmental activists is capitalism — they want to destroy it.
- Former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer said the goal is de facto redistribution of the world’s — read: the West’s — wealth through climate policy.
- One-time Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Rajendra Pachauri hitched onto the climate crusade because, for him and many others, it was his religion.
- Author Naomi Klein, who has been blessed by the media as a climate savant, sees the global warming “crisis” as “the best chance we’re ever going to get to build a better world.” “Change, or be changed,” is her warning to those who won’t passively go along with the left’s economic takeover effort.