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Gallup Poll: No One Believes ‘Climate Change’ Is America’s Biggest Problem

July 23, 2018

By Paul Homewood

From Breitbart:

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Americans came up with 36 answers to a Gallup poll asking the biggest problem currently facing the country, and no one answered “climate change,” with only two percent even mentioning the environment at all, Gallup revealed last week.

In a random poll of 1033 U.S. adults, immigration topped the list as the greatest problem faced by the United States at this moment, with 22 percent offering that response. While 17 percent responded that dissatisfaction with government was the biggest issue, others proposed race relations, national disunity, healthcare, and family decline.

Missing from Gallup’s list of causes garnering at least 3 percent of responses was the vague category of “Environment/Pollution,” which drew only 2 percent.

Gallup on most important problem facing U.S.

The new poll seems to signal a major disconnect between certain progressive leaders and the American people at large.

Last month, for instance, the Berkeley City Council issued a resolution declaring a worldwide climate emergency, calling it “the greatest crisis in history” after evoking memories of World War II.

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20 Comments
  1. dave permalink
    July 23, 2018 3:39 pm

    Perhaps, it is not quite what it seems.

    I rather imagine that many vaguely left-wing people think that the “climate problem” has, somehow, already been fixed – by their concerned gestures and virtue-signalling – at little cost, now or in the future, to themselves!

  2. July 23, 2018 3:50 pm

    In the USA renewable subsidies are paid by the State from general taxation. If, as in the UK the cost was paid by the consumer, I think the Poll result would have been very different.

  3. Tony Budd permalink
    July 23, 2018 4:02 pm

    There seems to be a problem with reading the rest of the blog. I get “server IP address could not be found”.

  4. A C Osborn permalink
    July 23, 2018 4:25 pm

    It is in line with other previous polls.
    The biggest was, I think the UN’s worldwide one and it put Environment about 20th.

    • Joe Public permalink
      July 23, 2018 6:49 pm

      This one:

      9,736,484 votes for All Countries & Country Groups / All Genders / All Education Levels / Age Group (All Age Groups):

      http://data.myworld2015.org

  5. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 23, 2018 4:29 pm

    Almost every ‘honest’ poll ever conducted rates it as a low concern.

    But maybe that IS a serious problem.

    If people have little interest in all the politics around it, there is little resistance to all that is being quietly done in its name – we are being ‘sleep-marched’ into global governance.

  6. Green Sand permalink
    July 23, 2018 4:44 pm

    The offshore pig trough is going to be filled again with over half a billion pounds of your hard earned!

    ‘Minister to outline major boost for wind power’

    “More than half a billion pounds worth of financial support will be up for auction over the next decade under Government energy plans which could mean ­that almost a third of Britain’s power is generated by offshore wind turbines by 2030…….”

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/07/22/minister-outline-major-boost-wind-power/

    I suspect this is partly to offset some of the cost of maintenace the operators are now facing

  7. July 23, 2018 5:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  8. markl permalink
    July 23, 2018 6:35 pm

    The people aren’t as naive as we think they are. All the MSM, political, and NGO propaganda surrounding AGW is viewed by most people for what it is.

  9. July 23, 2018 7:10 pm

    The response of Governments to the non-existent “climate change” problem should be a huge concern to all citizens. Governments are destroying wealth on an industrial scale.

    • Up2snuff permalink
      July 23, 2018 7:42 pm

      Except …
      …. they are not destroying wealth for everyone. You can see how some are prospering on the back of all the churning of tax monies. Al Gore was broke after his time in office, but the two films have made him a rich man.

      The NGOs are doing very well on it, too, with the enviro ones getting lots of cash (& paying their CEOs well) and then other non-enviro NGOs start to squeal at governments, saying “You gave them more grants, why can’t we have the same?”

      It is a ‘magic money tree roundabout’. One day the power will run out and the music & the carousel will stop and all the people will have to climb off.

  10. Athelstan permalink
    July 23, 2018 7:52 pm

    Weather gives the media something to fill the airwaves and newspaper columns. Man Made global wombling gives the politicians opportunity to virtue signal and promise “the earth – tomorrow!!” and as we all know tomorrow never actually arrives but and here’s the arse kicker; if you’ll just give us a bit more of your TAXES and a bit more after that and the pickpocketing is never ending, it’s so bloody perfect, why didn’t they think of such a scam before?

    Global cooling, acid rain, ozone holes, peak oil…………all tried and failed. Still when all man is said and men be done, there’s always a bit of planet debris rock coming our way or a corner of Wyoming ready to go up.

  11. Athelstan permalink
    July 23, 2018 7:56 pm

    Meanwhile the hyperbole goes on:

    “The Met Office warned the “remarkable” temperatures across the UK are on course to last until at least late August with “very warm, hot or very hot” conditions likely for at least another five weeks.

    It means Britain is officially on course for its hottest summer ever, with the record-breaking temperatures of 1976 – which is believed to be the hottest since at least the early 1600s – now very seriously under threat.”

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      July 24, 2018 5:36 am

      I was working in Kent in 1976 and I eamember a warm dry spring not a cold wet one like this year so any claims about a warmest year look like new speak

      • dave permalink
        July 24, 2018 6:27 am

        “…under threat…

        What is threatening about enjoying the beach, for a change?

        “…warmest year…”

        The chances of this thick Arctic ice melting in the next five weeks – which is all that is left of high summer – are zero:

      • Athelstan permalink
        July 24, 2018 7:59 am

        I was thinking the same thing yesterday, hereabouts oop t’north nature was in deep freeze until mid to late April, suddenly the daffs flowered while the Cherry trees blossomed and the pollen bomb was let off, June was nice, July is warm, but hottest evah – no, not really here. Though according to the ‘weatherman’ on the beeb T’s rose to 32ºC somewhere in Hull yesterday right in the ‘heat island’ – centre of town no doubt.

  12. GEORGE LET permalink
    July 23, 2018 11:32 pm

    Berkeley May be Right In A Way – It could be the biggest threat for many politicians if the fraudulence of it comes to light.

  13. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 24, 2018 10:20 am

    I heard a ‘climate expert’ yesterday on TV explaining how the spell of warm weather was caused by the jet stream…..blah blah……..maybe because of the unusual sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic. Notice the omission of the word COLD. If the SSTs were hot, they would have been unusually hot. Not just unusual!

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