Today, Google Trends reported that interest in Climate Change interest peaked in 2007 and is today waning. So how concerned is the voting public in the USA? According to a 2014 Gallup poll:
op-ed debate on whether Congress should act on climate change. Michael Kraft (left), a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay provides all the compelling evidence saying yes, Congress must take action. However, Amy Ridenour, chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, says no, that the argument is merely a power trip by politicized con artists. She details ten reasons why not, and all of them are flawed. Thus, the local paper, by just running her point of view, is equally responsible for misleading the public.
National Center for Public Policy Research? The founding president is Amy Ridenour (left), and has been a conservative mouthpiece for 32 years. Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was a member of NCPPR's board, and the center closely supported his clients through editorials. She has associated with Republican Congressman Tom DeLay, who was Majority Leader, convicted of conspiracy to violate elections laws in 2011, and of course is now not in office. Wikipedia does not say anything about Ridenour's credentials, which can only means she has none, but indicates that NCPPR has been pro-tobacco and anti-environmental.
So I repeat, why does the Honolulu Star Advertiser print anything she says? They are part of the problem by attempting to be fair.