Monday, June 23, 2008

Mass Media Power Overrated?

This from Instapundit:
  • MASS MEDIA POWER OVERRATED? Say what you will about the underlying issue, there's been no topic -- even Iraq -- on which media coverage has been more one-sided and unrelenting than that of man-made global warming. And it's been worse in Britain than here. And yet . . . Poll: most Britons doubt cause of climate change. "The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans - and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer. The results have shocked campaigners who hoped that doubts would have been silenced by a report last year by more than 2,500 scientists for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."
  • Shockingly, almost two thirds think it's just a scheme to raise taxes.
Something nicely re-affirming about the independence of the human spirit that in spite of overwhelming attempts at indoctrination and widespread promotion of politically correct environmental dogma, the majority of Britons remain both skeptical and unconvinced.

My fearless prediction? That come November's US election, neither the environment nor climate change will constitute a significant issue for voters.
  • Sincerity: yes.
  • Integrity: yes.
  • Experience: yes.
  • Leadership: yes.
  • Environmental mantra: irrelevant.