HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Poll: Majority of voters ...

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:48 AM

Poll: Majority of voters worried about climate change

Source: Politico


By STEVEN SHEPARD 12/06/2018 05:09 AM EST

A new poll shows most voters side with elements of the federal government that sounded the alarm last month in a dire report on climate change rather than with the head of that government — and the nation’s leading climate-change denier — President Donald Trump.

According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, two-thirds of voters say they are very or somewhat concerned about the report. A 58 percent majority agrees with the scientific consensus — and disagrees with Trump — that climate change is being caused by human activity.

The poll was conducted on Dec. 4 — roughly a week after Trump dismissed the results of government report that warned that climate change is poised to devastate the country financially and ecologically.

Overall, Trump described the report as “fine” in public remarks last week. But he disputed the report’s conclusions that climate change could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year by the end of the century, telling reporters, “I don’t believe it.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/06/morning-consult-poll-voters-climate-change-1046063

10 replies, 465 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Poll: Majority of voters worried about climate change (Original post)
DonViejo Thursday OP
UpInArms Thursday #1
bronxiteforever Thursday #2
bdamomma Thursday #3
BigmanPigman Thursday #10
still_one Thursday #4
The Liberal Lion Thursday #6
LongtimeAZDem Thursday #5
The Liberal Lion Thursday #7
LongtimeAZDem Thursday #8
The Liberal Lion Thursday #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:02 AM

1. I fear for our planet

For all my nieces, nephews, my son ... all of those who will inherit the terrible wasteland we have created ... I am so terribly sorry that those who have controlled the levers of power have, since Reagan’s first act of removing the solar panels from the Carter White House, done so little and are so late

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:17 AM

2. Ticktock.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:26 AM

3. we need to get his ass

Out please, he is just so ignorant of the true facts being presented.

I hope his Florida home goes into a sink hole.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bdamomma (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:52 PM

10. I just visualized that scenario and it made

me smile from ear to ear. He goes down with the house in my imagination.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:41 AM

4. I must say I am skeptical of this poll. We will see if 2020 changes my skepticism

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:09 AM

6. I share your skepticism

How can so many have concern yet vote for people who at best display a lack of concern. Does not make sense to me either.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:43 AM

5. Yet how many are willing to scale back on their big cars, electronic devices, etc.? /nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:15 AM

7. And here we have the true cusp of the issue

Instead of waiting for weak kneed politicians to come on with legislation that would be weak sauced at best, we the people have to take matters in our own hands. First step, curb our consumeristic urges.
A conservative friend (a true conservatives, not the nazis of today) once said to me in regards to social welfare programs: Why should I do for another what they are unwilling to do for themselves. This struck me is a truism. In this case I think it is as well a truism.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:16 AM

8. Emissions from smartphones could jump from 17 to 125 megatons of CO2 equivalent per year by 2020

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:00 PM

9. A very useful piece of information

I always thought it a bit crazy to upgrade one's phone every year or every two years like some. I never thought about it from the carbon point of view, but rather from the debt point of view. Getting a new phone while extending one's phone plan typically leads to paying far more for the phone than had one just purchased it outright, or better purchased a refurbished used phone. Regardless, thanks for the information.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread