Young Americans have become more skeptical that human activities are the cause of a catastrophic global warming as compared to elders, stated a Harvard University poll.
The Harvard Political Review reported A Harvard Public Opinion Project, regarding the “assumption that younger adults are more liberal when it comes to global warming does not hold up; if anything, they are even more skeptical.”
Young Americans also does not show that much support to government initiatives to control carbon dioxide emissions.
“Younger survey respondents were more conservative than any other age group, with only 28% of 18 to 20 year olds” agree that government should do more in the fight against global warming, the Harvard poll said.
“Not only are the newest voters less convinced of climate change as a reality; they are also less likely to support government funding of climate change solutions,” disclosed HPR.
Young Americans also are less likely to agree that “global warming is a proven fact and is mostly caused by emissions from cars and industrial facilities such as power plants.” A fact that doesn’t bode well for Democrats staking bequests on environmental concerns.
The HPR noted that Pres. Obama’s recent usage of comedic Keegan-Michael Key to exhaust his issues on global warming might be a big help to get the younger generation to his side.
As Obama’s “anger translator”, Key was used on Saturday at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner to vent Pres. Obama’s frustration regarding issues of global warming. Ultimately, Obama gave a scripted rant himself.
Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe was censured by Obama for throwing a snowball on the Senate floor, saying “what kind of stupid, shortsighted, irresponsible…” before being abruptly stopped by Key during their comedic routine.