From Watts Up With That?
Essay by Eric Worrall
Claim: A Majority of Voters believe Climate Change is a False Religion
Essay by Eric Worrall
“… the climate religion actually has nothing to do with the climate. It is all about power, control, dominion and apologizing for America’s own success. …”
Is Climate Change a False Religion?
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
A majority of voters agree with a Republican presidential candidate’s criticism of climate change as a “religion” that isn’t really about the climate at all.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. voters agree – including 47% who Strongly Agree – with Vivek Ramasamy’s recent statement that climate change has become a religion that “actually has nothing to do with the climate” and is really about power and control. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree with Ramaswamy’s statement, including 25% who Strongly Disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans, 45% of Democrats and 60% of voters not affiliated with either major party at least somewhat agree with Ramaswamy’s description of climate change as a religion.
Twenty-one percent (21%) voters believe the problem of climate change is getting better, up from 18% in May 2022. LINK TO Climate Change: Democrats More Concerned Than Other Voters Thirty-two percent (32%) now say climate change is getting worse, down from 38% last May. Forty-two percent (42%) think the climate change problem is staying about the same.
Read more: https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/is_climate_change_a_false_religion
The fox News interview which triggered this poll (note the link in the article above is wrong):
Vivek Ramaswamy reveals the ‘dirty little secret’ of climate religion: ‘All about power, control’
Climate religion is shackling the US, says the GOP presidential candidate
By Fox News Staff | Fox News
Strive Asset Management co-founder and Executive Chairman Vivek Ramaswamy, who announced his bid as a GOP 2024 presidential candidate, joined “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss how the climate religion is shackling America and why it needs to be abandoned.
MARIA BARTIROMO: … The Biden administration’s main priority is the climate change agenda. This is a whole of government approach, and it has impacted the national security of being oil independent, energy independent.
VIVEK RAMASWAMY: … I mean, you think about actually handing $40 billion-plus to Ukraine with one hand at the same time that Biden was lobbying actually the EU from its Russian oil import ban. The reason is because we’ve shot our own fossil fuel industry in the foot, and it is because of this climate religion, but the dirty little secret, Maria [Bartiromo], that not a lot of people know is the climate religion actually has nothing to do with the climate. It is all about power, control, dominion and apologizing for America’s own success. … What they really want to do is punish America and establish this agenda of global equity, which also allows China to catch up to us …
Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/media/vivek-ramaswamy-reveals-dirty-little-secret-climate-religion-power-control
A word of caution. This is a single data point, an apparent significant departure from other polls which claim a majority is concerned about climate change.
But just maybe the tide is turning.
A lot of things have been going wrong for wind and solar fanatics lately. Biden, arguably the President with the greatest record of subsidizing unreliable wind and solar in America’s history, had his chance to bring down energy prices with his solar panels and wind turbines. Instead, he delivered the spectacle of the US Secretary of State crawling to the Saudis, begging for access to their oil, oil which could have been delivered by the Keystone Pipeline and other petroleum projects the Biden administration sabotaged.
In Britain and Germany – energy prices. Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany has implausibly promised an energy miracle, but Britain and Europe have already waited a long time for the promised reward for all the hardship they have endured and the trillion Pounds and Euros spent over the last few decades.
The measures Britain and Germany have taken to avert catastrophe in the face of Russian gas supply disruption, and the utter failure of the climate alarmist’s energy programmes to deliver, are beyond embarrassing. Germany is bulldozing villages, old growth forests, even a wind farm to dig up coal to avoid further deindustrialization caused by their maniacal reliance on intermittent wind and solar. Britain deferred decommissioning her decrepit coal plants. Just as well, Britain needed those coal plants again just last week.
In Australia, Prime Minister Albanese, who won on the promise of a substantial drop in energy prices, well that promise is now looking pretty shaky. Household energy prices are set to rise 20%, 30% next year?Who knows. What we do know, is it will be a lot – and the dirt cheap coal power which bring down prices is scheduled to be shut down.
With the promises of the climate religion wearing thin, and climate concern faltering in the face of mortgage stress and soaring energy bills, perhaps this Rasmussen poll is what it appears to be – an early indication of a sea change in public opinion concerning climate change and climate action.
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