Sunday, May 26, 2019

CNN Calls It - 2020, Team Oil versus Team Climate

The cable news network, CNN, contends that, when Americans go to the polls next year, there will be one winner and one loser, Team Oil or Team Climate Change.

Voters in 2020 can choose President Donald Trump, who brags about oil production -- the fact that the United States is now the largest producer of oil on Earth
Or voters can opt for the Democratic presidential candidate, whoever it ends up being. All of them agree that humans contribute to climate change -- which is nearly universally described as an existential threat -- and that the US must do something about carbon emissions immediately. 
Partisan split 
Nearly every Democrat or Democratic-leaning voter -- 96% in a CNN poll in April -- wants a candidate who will take aggressive action on climate change. 
It's a far less important issue for most Republicans. An NBC News poll in December found 71% of Democrats saying climate change required immediate action compared with 15% of Republicans.
That's an incredible split that suggests about half the country believes that the world is on pace for a climate reckoning and the other half is basically meh.

1 comment:

Northern PoV said...

USA Dems on climate change? about as effective as our dear leader, Jr.