Monday, June 02, 2008

Big-Government Environmentalism Wears Out Its Welcome

So this is where the rubber hits the road: what happens to the "consensus" on AGW once the political momentum shifts to other topics that are safer, better supported by the voting public and more politic?
All environmental issues pass through the issue-attention cycle: early euphoria, widespread recognition, realization of costs of change, disaffection, replacement with other issues.
Global warming has reached the expiry date for its shelf-life as a mainstream political issue for anyone wanting to be elected -- it will remain within the platforms of the perpetual political fringe, but the centrist politics of electability have tried AGW as an issue and found the public cool,  not warm, in their reception.