Why are black folks more concerned than whites about global warming?

I don’t have an answer to the question in the headline above, but I do have some perhaps surprising data on the matter. Or rather Harry Enten has the data HERE: Since 2007, Pew Research Center has asked people what areas, including global warming, should be a top priority for the president and Congress. Given the talk about the need for diversity in the global warming movement, you might expect that the people who say fighting global warming should a top priority would be overwhelmingly white. You’d be wrong. Every time the question has...

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Here’s what passes for good journalism among global-warming deniers

The good folks over at Hot Air, a right-wing blog site where global-warming denialism would persist even in the face of the worst possible climate calamities, waxed highly amused today at how Kmele Foster, a so-called journalist who labors for both Fox News and Reason Magazine, covered yesterday’s People’s Climate March in New York City. Hot Air’s Noah Rothman (above) quoted from Foster’s interviews with a half-dozen leftish extremists he found among the tens of thousands of people who participated in the march. And on...

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It’s been a fairly cool summer this year, hasn’t it? Well, not really

Some of the people who think the weather where they live is the most reliable measure of global warming (or the lack of it) have been pretty happy of late. In some locales, temperatures have seemed unseasonably low. So, take that, Al Gore. What? What’s that you’re  saying? It hasn’t really been all that cool in much of the world this summer? Says who? Oh, it’s THESE GUYS again: Last month was the warmest August globally since records began being kept in 1880, NASA reported Monday. The globe just keeps warming. While it...

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Let’s all hunker down, folks, but please don’t call the problem global warming

What do you do when you’re a public official in a locale where climate change poses problems, but terms like “global warming” are verboten? Well, as we see HERE, certain euphemisms are in order: Big cities and small towns are shoring up dams and dikes, using roof gardens to absorb rainwater or upgrading sewage treatment plans to prevent overflows. Others are planting urban forests, providing more shady relief from extreme heat. Extension agents are helping farmers deal with an onslaught of newly arrived crop pests. But in...

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Behold the psychological shift among Americans with regard to global warming

As the experiential impact of global warming on our daily lives increases — the steady drumbeat of climate-related disasters around the world — psychological changes are occurring among the American populace. Robert Jay Lifton EXPLAINS: Americans appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming. I call this shift a climate “swerve,” borrowing the term used recently by the Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a major historical change in consciousness that is neither...

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