Amid concerns over the fact that most people aren't concerned about "man-made global warming" and, in fact, have markedly reduced interest in environmental problems in general, professional alarmists in the environmeddlist community are struggling to craft new messages in order to scare people.
Climate concern dropped first in industrialised countries, but this year’s figures show that concern has now fallen in major developing economies such as Brazil and China as well.
The findings are drawn from the GlobeScan Radar annual tracking poll. A total of 22,812 people in 22 countries were interviewed face-to-face or by telephone during the second half of 2012.
The results are particularly worrisome for professional alarmists because GlobeScan is not an impartial or independent entity; it's oriented toward environmeddlist issues.
'Those who care about mobilising public opinion on the environment need to find new messages in order to reinvigorate a stalled debate.'
It seems clear that the older messages, involving as they have the critical need to throw trillions of dollars into so-called "green energy" programs in order to Save The Polar Bears - and continue to provide the professional alarmist class the means to live as their exalted status rightfully entitles them - isn't ringing on most people's bells any more, and many have grown tired of the same-old, same-old from the environmeddlist crowd. As one example:
People are beginning to recognize the idiocy of allowing professional alarmists from urban Portland, Oregon, to impede well-planned tree harvesting operations in the southern part of the state, especially when they knowingly misrepresent 60-year-old Douglas fir trees as "old growth". That old dog just don't hunt anymore; folks today are coming to understand that many in the environmeddlist movement simply hate the idea of honest work.
But a timber industry official notes that the area has been previously logged and suggests the opponents are using emotional rhetoric to create a "furor."
"I think it is a terrific project," said Dave Schott, executive vice president of the Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association. "This is one of the land designations they (environmentalists) agreed almost 20 years ago to set aside for timber production."
Opponents, however, say the proposed project would destroy critical wildlife habitat and degrade water quality in river drainages. The Forest Service says it will improve forest health while reducing the threat of a catastrophic wildfire.
Professional alarmists hate honest work because they haven't done any, themselves - and the very thought of having to do something other than type up press releases is anathema to them. And so they "oppose" this, and they "oppose" that - and always with the same old refrains: it'll destroy critical wildlife habitat and degrade water quality. And the Spotted owl! Mustn't forget the Spotted owl.
They always claim to know more about forestry and resource management, from the comfort of their hip, Portland offices, than the people who spend their days out in the forests and actually are involved in day-to-day management of resources.
Since the old refrains have become markedly less effective, they need to find some new messages with which to scare people into submission - and keep those donations rolling in.