Thanks for killing the planet, boomers!

The world as we know it is ending, and the indifference by Americans, politicians and mainstream press is maddening




“Elsewhere, apathy runs rampant. According to an oft-cited research paper by Anthony Leiserowitz,


a Gallup poll recently found that “the environment” was the 16th most important issue to Americans today. Even more troubling, among environmental issues, global warming ranked 12 out of 13 — just lower than “urban sprawl.” This apathy exists in spite of poll numbers that show a vast majority of Americans believe in man-made climate change and the requisite dangers that it poses. According to Leiserowitz, since the year 2000 polls have consistently shown that 60-70 percent of people in the U.S. ‘believe that global warming is real and already underway (74 percent), believe that there is a scientific consensus on the reality of climate change (61 percent), and already view climate change as a somewhat to very serious problem (76 percent).’”


Sky:  I must read up on how Sociologists and Eco-Psychologists account for why there is such a lot of apathy around climate change.  I’ll continue this later.