In Trumpland climate change is not such a big deal, as the Gallup Organization discovered after polling the country. This is true in spite of the dramatic damage that part of the U.S. has already sustained as a result of what is happening. The truth is these people stand in willful ignorance behind Trump even when it means damaging their own self-interest. You cannot protect people against their own stupidity.
Southerners, Midwesterners less likely to say global warming has begun
- Worries about global warming higher in the East and West
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The premise of the Green New Deal being debated in Congress is that the window to combat global warming‘s imminent effects on the U.S. and the world is closing. But not all Americans are equally convinced of its immediate threat. Americans living in the Northeast (67%) or the West (67%) are more likely than those living in the Midwest (60%) or the South (53%) to believe climate change is now occurring.
|Believe global warming has already begun||Believe seriousness of global warming is generally correct or underestimated|
|Figures represent aggregated data from 2017 to 2019|
These regional differences also bear out in how dire Americans believe the issue is. Close to seven in 10 residents in the Northeast and West versus closer to six in 10 in the Midwest and South believe that media reporting of global warming is generally accurate or even underestimates the problem.…