Who makes up the ‘skeptical’ one in four John Oliver (and I) don’t give a shit about?
Let’s ask Pew Research.
“In a number of societies, views about climate change divide sharply along partisan lines. This is especially true in the U.S., where Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to see climate change as a problem, to believe its effects are being felt now, to think it will harm them personally, and to support U.S. participation in an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.”
The answer is clear. It’s one kind of person, and they are by far members of one political party.
Collectively, they are the most dangerous people alive today. They are the real existential threat.
In my opinion, anyone who stays home on election day or who votes for the Republican paid lackeys of the fossil fuel industry bears responsibility for the destruction of this planet.
And, spare me the ‘both parties do it’ bullshit.
Open Secrets makes it clear which party gets the lion’s share of Oil and Gas money. There hasn’t been anything close to parity between the parties since 1994.
Here’s my advice. Do what you can to share the facts, but don’t bother engaging in debates with people who have been duped into believing that they’re Republicans and that climate science is a hoax. They don’t give a shit about facts. They don’t give a shit about science. This is the Information Age, and one can only be on the wrong side of climate change out of willful ignorance or outright stupidity. Debating them, therefore, is a colossal waste of time.
One other bit of advice is don’t stay home on election day. You can be sure those duped Americans will show up to vote.
We need to show up in greater numbers and out-vote them so we can have leaders who will make policy and pass legislation that kills the fossil fuel industry once and for all and sooner rather than later.
Republican hopefuls reap $62m in support from donors with fossil fuel ties
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Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants Have Widespread Support