Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Article: People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

Article: People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

This a UK poll, not a US poll.
Those surveyed were asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement: “The effects of climate change are too far in the future to really worry me.”
Those who were most concerned about global warming were also those who used more energy.

This reminds me of the story that came out shortly after Al Gore's, "An Inconvenient Truth," made such a big splash. The mansion that he and his now ex-wife lived in at the time used 12X the amount of electricity that average families used. 

This also reminds me of a comment I have seen repeated at various places: "I will believe it is a crisis when the people who claim it is a crisis act like it is a crisis."
The findings will strengthen the case of those who argue that more coercive methods are needed if people’s energy consumption is to be reduced.
This is precisely why the Right in this country oppose the global warming hysteria. Not because they deny or are skeptics, but because it is all about government coercion.
Peter Lilley, a Conservative member of the Commons Energy and Climate Change committee, said: “The survey exposes the hypocrisy of many who claim to be ‘green’: the greater the concern people express about global warming the less they do to reduce their energy usage.”
One commentator said to the effect that concern about global warming is an upper class affectation. Frankly, the vast middle class is too busy working to be concerned about something that seems to cause no immediate concern.

This is why coercion and scare-tactics are so common in articles about global warming and climate change.

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