This Environmental Health News article by Peter Dykstra discusses why we need to get ready for more attention, and attacks, on climate change and the environment. Climate and the environment may be poised to take center stage in American politics. But for many, it’ll be as anti-environment talking points.
Advocates of action on climate change have long been galled by the neglect of the issue in reporting on national politics.
Presidential debate moderators haven’t found the topic worthy of a question since 2008. The relationship of climate change to extreme weather events is almost completely absent from stories about unprecedented deluges, droughts, bomb cyclones, wildfires and more.
Such attention may well be coming, and for environmentalists, it may not all be the welcome kind. I wrote last week about gullibility in climate politics, and in February, I cited the first sign of a return to the Red Scare days, with Greens in the crosshairs.