…it seems we’re about where we began:
If you look at the chart, you’ll see that, so far, worry about global warming peaked around 2000 and again in the years 2006-2008. I’m not sure what was happening in 2000 (Al Gore’s presidential campaign?) to cause this, but it was 2006 when his movie came out and he won an Oscar, and 2007 when he received the Nobel prize.
From the Gallup report:
Politics remain a powerful predictor of Americans’ worries about global warming, with more than half of Democrats saying they worry about it a great deal, compared with 29% of independents and 16% of Republicans…
Young Americans aged 18 to 29 are more worried about global warming than older adults, particularly those 50 and older…
Worry about global warming is not related to education in any systematic way; those with postgraduate education are no more worried than those with a high school education or less.
If I were a global warming activist (or is it an anti-global warming activist?) I’d be perturbed by the failure of my propaganda to make a long-term change in people’s point of view on this. I also know that nothing will stop global warming activists from trying. The people I know who are dedicated to this truly think we are facing Armageddon.