Following up on Bill Ritter’s Earth Day “climate change” regulations, I ran across this recent Gallup survey report on Americans’ environmental concerns (H/T Bill Smith).
As I noted before, it seems like an appropriate way to commemorate Earth Day by celebrating the remarkable progress made in cleaning our air and water in the last 35 years.
Public opinion seems to evidence that trend. According to the Gallup poll, Americans’ greatest environmental concern consistently has been water pollution, yet even so the percentage of Americans “worried a great deal” about the problem has declined from 72 percent in 2000 to 53 percent in 2008.
After multi-millions spent to scare people into joining High Priest Algore’s Church of Eco-Theology, only about 37 percent of Americans are very concerned about “The ‘greenhouse effect’ or global warming” – a tick down from 41 percent the year before.
By comparison, acid rain – the “global warming” of the 1980s – still has a following of 23 percent.