Another phony climate change survey appeared in the left-elite New York Times. Its article entitled “Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change is a Real Threat” shows how little the NYT knows what conservative Republicans believe on the matter below the politics.
In its continuing condemnation of anything conservative, the paper spoke falsely of gathering favor for climate change fervor among Republicans. What is fomenting fervor among Republicans is growing skepticism.
Liberals, much less the NYT, know nothing-point-zero about what conservative Republicans believe, yet a survey was constructed to support a false fabrication in the making. The Times purports the survey to show Republicans supporting clean energy. It says no such thing.
A look at the survey shows questions posed positively toward clean energy. Who’s not for clean energy? Like motherhood and apple pie, it’s all good, but unacceptable when thinking people realize that it comes at the cost of declining business, industry, and jobs across the country, evaporating personal economies, and fears for our national security.
Surveyed Republicans support less pollution. Who doesn’t? No Republican stands for pollution, even though the EPA stands point blank for the pollution it caused from the Gold King Mine spill. In so doing, it disregarded the environment entirely, left Southwestern waters to “cleanse” themselves, mitigated nothing, attempted cleaning up only EPA’s damaged reputation, and sought yet to sprinkle Superfund tax dollars to proceed with more polluting activities.
Republicans surveyed support more innovation. Who doesn’t? Who wouldn’t want the development and use of innovations that ease our workloads, extend our lifetimes, allow productivity daily, keep us abundantly warm, fed, informed, and safe in our comfortable existences.
Those innovative products and inventions come at the price of the energy that makes them. Abundant, reliable, inexpensive fossil fuel energy makes those innovations possible. The Times and its readership are blind to the abundance that hydrocarbon energy brought them, and blind to the poor wanting such conveniences but being denied them for the imposing obsession of clean energy.
Everyone surveyed, including Republicans, agreed on wanting greater independence on energy. So why are progressive Democrats so fond of regulating resources out of America, making the nation not less but more dependent on foreign energy?
Only Republicans know that we would already be independent if fracking were freed of its burdensome regulations. We would be independent if the Administration weren’t closing the coal plants with strangling emissions controls. We would be independent if oil exports were allowed rather than banned. We are awash in hydrocarbon resources but forbidden to use them. Republicans know how to make opportunity in energy but suffer the stifling that comes from clean-energy-imposed oppression.
Oh, and did we mention the already low energy dependence on foreign oil? Respondents were clueless on Middle East imports measuring a mere one-quarter of one percent of consumption. The survey measures respondents’ Utopian quest for some liberally conceived fantasy.
So, you can take the survey with a pound of salt, seek salvation from solar, or even believe the New York Times as the source of the story on everything. Know, however, that the story is seriously skewed with nearly nothing saying anything accurate about Republicans, never mind climate change.