Why Won't Gallup Ask You the One 'Climate Change' Question That Really Matters?
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy has admitted that plans such as the CPP will have no measurable impact on global climate. She has repeatedly informed congressional hearings that the purpose of the CPP is to set an example for the world to follow.
But developing countries, the source of most of today’s emissions, have indicated that they have no intention of limiting their development for “climate protection” purposes.
In fact, all United Nations climate change treaties contain an “out clause” for developing nations so that they need not make reductions if it interferes with their “first and overriding priorities” of development and poverty alleviation.
Gallup -- here's the question worth asking Americans:
“How much are you prepared to pay in tax increases and other costs to reduce America’s CO2 emissions in hopes of encouraging other countries to follow suit so as to possibly avert dangerous climate change that may someday happen?”
What would most people be willing to pay to support an improbable hope that other countries follow America to possibly avert a hypothetical future problem? Nothing at all. So pollsters never ask about this important issue, as the answer is too inconvenient.