California, the root of much liberal-progressive environmentalism, is home to many large, litigious and partisan eco-groups. These eco-groups have become tyrannical in ecopolical alliances with government bureaucrats and desperate green-biased media who march like zombies with every eco-apocalypse. Often green campaigns are pure politically-partisan symbolism, without any measurable environmental or economic benefit. And just as often, today’s radical eco-group campaigns are contradictory in implementation and unintended consequences.
Not surprisingly, recent public opinion polls reflect the media’s complicity in the climate hysteria through the propaganda devises of the Pygmalion effect and the availability heuristic. Where when we are presented with a poll that measures the relative significance of an issue, we are likely to give greatest significance to those most recent in our minds. And, there is no easier vehicle than the daily fear-mongering news to scape-goat climate change.
A predictable Democrat/Republican partisan divide has developed around global warming and climate change. In a survey published in the less-than-scientific Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62% of Californians said climate is having an impact on California today, and 64% believe global warming has contributed to our current drought. Democrats (66%) were more likely than independents (51%) and far more likely than Republicans (26%) to call global warming “very serious.” 64% of Californians favor the state passing even more stringent greenhouse gas regulations than has the federal government, with Democrats (75%) and independents (65%) more likely than Republicans (43%) to agree. (L.A. Daily News, July 27, 2015)
Here are other findings from a Public Policy Institute of California survey according to Cal Watch Dog:
• 88 percent of adults favor building more solar power in California;
• 78 percent want more tax credits and incentives for rooftop solar panels;
• 49 percent favor building the Keystone XL pipeline, while 38 percent oppose;
• 56 percent oppose fracking to extract oil and natural gas;
• 47 percent approve of the way Gov. Brown handles environmental issues;
• 39 percent approve of the California Legislature’s performance;
• 57 percent approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance;
• 29 percent approve of U.S. Congress’ performance.