Dear CD Editor,
Important scary news.
However, I think you’ve left out something important for thinking about the right wing climate denial progressives are up against.
The good news - recognition that climate change is happening has increased across the political spectrum in the last 3 decades - though more at liberal-progressive end.
The bad news - the % of the US right wing that thinks it’s ‘urgent’ has stalled at 15% for the last 20 years:
And not taking it seriously is arguably what counts - making ‘it can wait,’ or ‘reasonable solutions,’ or ‘don’t be HYSTERICAL,’ not a move in the right direction, but the fallback position of climate change denial.
Scientific evidence can mount. But until we can either engage the disengaged low income/poor - or the climate provides its own horrifying evidence - we’re stuck in neutral.
And by such time as the climate weighs in, it may be too late, if it is not already.
Yea, we’re used to right wing obstructionism in congress - but US right wing obstructionism re climate change action may be the death of us all.
But on a positive note! Um…just gimme a minute here…