"Global warming fatigue sets in all over the world"

Climate sense

Tom Switzer on the waning interest in “saving the planet” [that’s because “saving the planet” is the biggest conceit ever dreamed up by humanity – the planet’s been here 4.5 billion years, and will be here long after we’re all gone]:

Canada’s cap-and-trade legislation is going nowhere. Japan’s weak and divided government has temporarily shelved its ETS in parliament. French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s carbon tax is blocked by the Constitutional Council. Public opinion polls show higher climate scepticism in Britain than in western Europe, North America and the Antipodes. Even when an ETS has been implemented, as in the case of the European Union, the policy has been a debacle: a collapsed carbon price, higher energy prices, and increased emissions during the first three years in operation.

China’s leaders, far from leading the world to a low-carbon future, won’t sign a legally binding global deal, because they want to grow their economy and reduce poverty on the back of the cheapest form of (carbon) energy.

Senior Indian politicians, meanwhile, criticise US officials when they push for Delhi to adopt binding emissions targets.

Nowhere is the changing climate more evident than in the US. Last month, congress could not even agree to a climate bill to debate on the Senate floor before a vote. Nor was it simply conservative Republicans who opposed what is called “cap and tax”. Democrats from states heavily dependent on coal, oil and manufacturing are overwhelmingly opposed to Al Gore’s agenda. When the House passed a climate bill a year ago, one in five Democrats opposed the legislation.

Read it here.

UPDATE: Strange that some polls seem to say precisely the opposite:

A poll has found climate change is a big issue in voters’ minds, as Labor hastily reassesses its climate policy before election day.

The poll of 2200 people, commissioned by conservation groups, found 78 per cent said climate change would influence their vote.

Almost half said the issue would be a strong influence, with younger people, and those learning towards Labor or the Greens, most concerned. (source)

The poll was commissioned by two environmental advocacy groups, the Australian Conservation Foundation (that runs Al Gore’s misleading Climate Project in Australia) and WWF, both of which firmly believe in AGW. I have requested the question wording and will update when I receive a response.

Comments

  1. cbullitt says:

    Well. For Rudd, Obama, Pelosi Reid, Waxman, Gillard, Wong, Jackson and, of course, Prince Chuckles and all the others whose power-hungry opportunism only slightly exceeds the hubris of “saving the planet,” here’s the final word on such conceit:

  2. The Loaded Dog says:

    “The poll was commissioned by two environmental advocacy groups”…..

    was conducted on University Campuses and at inner city Melbourne barista houses.

    The results are beyond doubt. The people want immediate action.

  3. froggy uk says:

    The article states,,,,,,,,,”A poll has found climate change is a big issue in voters’ minds, as Labor hastily reassesses its climate policy before election day.

    The poll of 2200 people, commissioned by conservation groups, found 78 per cent said climate change would influence their vote.

    Almost half said the issue would be a strong influence”,

    What it doesn’t say is in what way it would influence them or how the question was actually worded, perhaps the 78% are going to vote against anyone who dares promote the AGW charade.

  4. The Loaded Dog says:

    Come on froggy. Since when have these fascist nutters ever bothered telling us what their survey’s “don’t” say?

    Their propaganda is intended and they have an agenda in which the ends (a green utopia) justifies the means.

  5. Only thing you didn’t figure on was that the 78% will vote against the global climate change liars…Grow up this line of enviromentalwhaacko poop has been dumped on us since “woodstock”

  6. I’m concerned to. I’m concerned that my lecturers lied to me when I asked for the sceptics papers and the papers debunking them. The answer was that there were no paper from the sceptics. I now know that was not true.
    I’m concerned that renewable energy technologies that I know and was trained in in the late 1990 are being obviously botched by those pushing renewable energy.
    I’m concerned that cap an trade will bankrupt many industries and once the banking sector is awash with carbon credits as assets they wont want to invest in breakthrough energy technologies that immediately devalue those carbon credits.
    Thanks for requesting the wording. I doubt that you’d get it though.

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