Sunday, October 16, 2011

What's the deal with global warming?

Flip to the News Analysis section of this morning's issue of the Times for an update on green America. Elisabeth Rosenthal, a reporter on environmental issues for the New York Times, writes about the declining importance of global warming and environmental issues in both political and civilian America. Don't get me wrong, in light of the economy, job market, and the war, environmentalism can take a bit of a back seat. But the fading importance of green thinking on the political scene is taking a hit on the rest of the US. According to a poll she referenced, only 59% of Americans believe in global warming in comparison to 70% in 2006. One of Obama's campaign plugs was for a greener America and the creation of "green jobs." But will that agenda lose priority when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline and the antithetical jobs it promises?
(Click on picture for link to article.)

1 comment:

  1. Even the agenda of "green jobs" is partly wrong, because it implies that environmentalism is only good for the sake of something else (e.g., the economy) and not worth any effort for its own value.