Perhaps it's because we're in the middle of a cold snowy winter. Perhaps it's because when people are freezing because green energy is too expensive and unreliable to use to heat your home, they stop listening to Al Gore. Or perhaps it's just the usual malaise of religion in the West.
Green Atheism. It's a serious threat to the Church of Global Warming.
Public concern about environmental issues including climate change has slumped to a 20-year low since the financial crisis, a global study reveals.
Fewer people now consider issues such as CO2 emissions, air and water pollution, animal species loss, and water shortages to be “very serious” than at any time in the last two decades, according to the poll of 22,812 people in 22 countries including Britain and the US.
Despite years of studies showing the impact of global warming on the planet, only 49 per cent of people now consider climate change a very serious issue – far fewer than at the beginning of the worldwide financial crisis in 2009.
So what is responsible for the rise of this Green Atheism? Reasonable self-interest.
The GlobeScan survey found that water pollution is viewed as the most serious environment problem worldwide with 58 per cent of people polled saying it represents a very serious concern.
So people care about the types of pollution that make them sick. Not any of the Carbon pollution that comes from millions of people yawning in unison at more planet melting hysteria.