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As Democrats negotiate over climate change provisions intended to be included in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better reconciliation package, new polling shows that less than half of Americans support proposals that would substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As Democrats negotiate over climate change provisions intended to be included in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better reconciliation package, new polling shows that less than half of Americans support proposals that would substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

wdjm

Have to wonder which proposals they slanted the question towards. Because most people support the "Make corporations reduce their emissions in XYZ ways." But they're less in favor of "Change everything you do in these expensive ways to do *your part* to reduce emissions."


EphDotEh

Disinformation needs to stop.


A_c_3_d

Denial's roots are festered in economics. Poor (avg) families driving old minivans aren't upgrading to Tesla's, putting solar panels on their roofs, or applying to white collar jobs. Humans often adjust their realities to fit their own narratives. A long enough string of life's pitfalls leads many to point fingers or be highly susceptible to conspiracy theories. Even when blatant evidence is in their faces, like in natural disasters, they will "adjust" the facts or their beliefs to protect their misguided narratives. It's like religion, but with more serious global implications. This leads to a deep distrust of science. Bad politicians or corporations then take advantage of people through their hardships and distrust. I feel like there's no simple solution. The bad politicians need to go before any meaningful social media laws will be enacted to curb misinformation. It perpetuates itself in a loop. Because as long as there is free flowing misinformation, bad politicians will continue to be elected, and continue to use it to their advantage.


michaelrch

The solution would be that public policy makes the right decision the easy decision. But of course, there is far too much legal bribery coming from incumbent industries to let that happen.


throughpasser

This is an attempt to play down support for change. The figures show significantly more support the provisions than oppose them (48% to 27%). Newsweek is including the "don't knows" to suggest the proposals are unpopular. Do "net approval" type ratings instead and you get a very different story.


Daddy2Thicc

We’re fucked


Vast_Journalist_5830

I wish they would have broke this down by age and political faction.


turdbucket333

We’re doomed