DESPITE PUSH FROM DEMOCRATS CLIMATE CHANGE NOT A TOP ISSUE FOR VOTERS

Climate change a key issue for voters in recent years, but it has “failed to gain traction as a voting issue in American elections, this year they rarely advertised on climate change….

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Al Gore Climate Change

(FreeBeacon) Many Democrats have pushed to make climate change a key issue for voters in recent years, but it has “failed to gain traction as a voting issue in American elections.” “Even Democrats this year rarely advertised on climate, running campaigns dominated instead by more immediate concerns about health care, immigration and jobs,” according to Politico.

President Donald Trump has undone many Obama-era climate policies, including his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, and meanwhile, voters do not appear to consider climate change a major issue heading into the 2018 midterms.

“It’s too remote. It’s not today. It’s not conflict,” California Gov. Jerry Brown, said in an interview. “So that’s where we are, and climate change is not jobs, not taxes, it’s not violent crime. It’s not sex. And it’s not immigration.”

A survey from earlier this year by researchers at Yale and George Mason University found liberal democrats ranked global warming fourth among issues that would influence their vote. They rank health care, gun policies, and environmental protection ahead of climate change as voting issues.

“This is the base this is what they’re all trying to gin up and appeal to, both at the primary level and as a way to get out the vote come November,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Only 2 percent of American voters overall consider global warming the most important electoral issue, according to the Yale and George Mason study.

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s political organization initially focused on climate change before expanding to invest in campaigns for voter registration and impeaching Trump. In 2016, his organization NextGen Climate Action spent over $90 million on federal races. “In order to win on climate change,” he said, “we have to win a bunch of elections.”

Gray Davis, a former Democratic California governor, said he is not sure if reducing carbon emissions helps campaigns. “It’s not clear to me whether it’s an election winning argument. It might be an election winning argument in some counties in California, and maybe in some of the other … states that tend to follow what we do. But it’s a little under the radar.”

Former vice president and presidential candidate Al Gore thinks the tangible impact of the weather will drive people to vote based on climate change. “I think that there is a new participant in the discussion, and that’s mother nature,” he said. He has remained a prominent environmental activist. His campaign to shed light on global warming was documented in the 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth.

“And the increasing frequency and severity of these climate-related disasters almost every night on the news now is really driving further change that I think does give the issue great political significance,” Gore said.

Last summer, Gore compared fighting global warming to abolition and the civil rights movement. “The climate movement, not least in cities, is right now in the tradition of all the great moral causes that have improved the circumstances of humanity throughout our history,” he said. “The abolition of slavery. Women’s suffrage and women’s rights. The civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.”

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4 Comments on DESPITE PUSH FROM DEMOCRATS CLIMATE CHANGE NOT A TOP ISSUE FOR VOTERS

  1. Award winning joke; Al Gore and climate change.

  2. As long as there are useful idiots the money will keep flowing and they will continue to fan the flames of disaster.

  3. Sally J Becker // September 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm // Reply

    These climate change idiots are just like tree huggers who believe NO ONE should cut any trees down. You can see this in CA with all the forest fires. The Interior Secretary said much the same thing that in CA THEY DO NO DO FOREST CROP MANAGEMENT & TAKE CARE OF THEIR FORESTS. HOW DO WE KNOW THIS? One MUST keep the forest floor clean & they do not because even the firefighters have said it’s sometimes hard to get to the fire with all the brush & stuff in the way. Just like this the CLIMATE CHANGE people blame everything on climate change. WHAT COUNTRY LEADS THE WORLD IN EMISSION STANDARDS & isn’t even a part of the climate change group? CLIMATE CHANGE ALSO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HURRICANES EITHER. https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/09/12/hurricane-florence-is-not-an-omen-about-climate-change/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWW1SbE1EZG1OVEZsTkRReCIsInQiOiJobmtpUExpOEpzWUhcLzl5XC9wSkVBa3Zvd3dJeVJYU2JGTk9VenhIaGorTUdtc094S3dkaElRdVB5RG04RWg5QkMzMTBrU2cwcFwvQUJVM2NMZ1FQMnkxK3N0andQanVuNFFsYXJFa1BYNEQ0dDZFXC80aVE4WWE4ZmNYYXlLV0dtbEgifQ%3D%3D

  4. Earth is 4.5 Billion years old and no human or computer alive today can predict the future let alone tomorrows weather!! I’ve worked in the oil industry for over 30 years and have seen more deep well core samples then all of the so called “Experts” and computers put together!! The entire Global Warming, Climate Change BS is about international GREED for fools like Al “the Bore” Gore and his kind!!!

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