Old folks more likely to be Republicans and thus less likely to worry about global warming


There’s a neat — and predictable — symmetry in the results of a new Gallup poll on public attitudes concerning global warming.

That symmetry  comports with this set of questions and answers:

The politicians of which political party are more likely to dismiss mainstream scientific theories regarding global warming and climate change? Answer: The Republican Party.

Which political party attracts a greater percentage of older Americans? Answer: The Republican Party.

Which age cohort shows the least concern about the long-term effects of global warming? Answer: Older Americans.

One other symmetrical factor applies in this matter: Older Americans are more likely to be dead and gone before the worst effects of climate change take hold.

The Gallup poll on global warming is HERE.

And a study of Republican demographics is HERE.


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