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originally posted by: Serdgiam
I really don't think racism plays much of a role here, nor in the subject of having a dislike of Obama.
Really, the most consistent factor seems to be acceptance of AGW among Statists (what many call "liberals"). Beyond that, its pretty hard to predict. The right, moderates, centrists, etc. all seem pretty tough to accurately predict stance on this topic.
As a liberal, I absolutely question the extent of our impact in the provided scenarios. Even so, I think there are a plethora of things we can do that would minimize our species environmental impact and that everyone can get behind.
I have absolutely NO confidence that the answer is in taxes, bickering on the internet, or things like the Paris Climate Accords.
I think the key lies in providing technologies and processes that transcend political ideology. There are an enormous amount of effective avenues that everyone can get behind (and even get excited about), but they don't include taxes, donations, converting nonbelievers, or dubious agreements.
originally posted by: Willtell
I might add, racial resentment fuels a great part of conservative republican philosophy and the Trump cult.
Indeed, IF America didn't have so many minorities of color we'd of been had things like universal health insurance.
This racism I think does indeed filter to a nuanced issue like climate change.
originally posted by: Erno86
a reply to: tovenar
Overall...the demand for coal is rapidly depleting all over the world. Which is not a good economical outlook for the coal industry in the United States.