Skip to comments.Generation X ambivalent about climate change, study shows (Panic!)
Posted on 07/22/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
A new study by a University of Michigan professor shows Americans between the ages of 32 and 52 - a group referred to as Generation X - have said they dont really care when it comes to matters of climate change and the environment.
Jon D. Miller directs the Longitudinal Study of American Youth at the U-M Institute for Social Research and released a quarterly report this week. The research has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 1986.
Generation X, which consists of people born between the years of the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, apparently cares much less about climate change issues than researchers anticipated.
When polled on issues like use of fossil fuels, the state of global warming and alternative energy sources, Generation X-ers responded with middle-of-the-road answers that showed they neither strongly agreed nor strongly disagreed.
These results are not comforting to those of us who worry about the health of American democracy in the 21st century, Miller wrote in the report.
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I still have two small books somewhere on 88 Reasons why the Rapture will occur in 1988.
They're really worried about not getting their way.
The globalist warming scam is old and boring. We need instant catastrophe for instant gratification, and we don’t want to be inconvenienced by it.
I have been to several conferences on AGW, mainly to get the scoop straight from the "experts", to see if I'm missing something (yep, that's the scientist in me, questioning my own knowledge and assumptions). They can't do the math and don't even understand what math it is that they can't do. These people inherently assume a linear model for a highly non-linear system, and they don't acknowledge that there is a fundamental problem with that assumption. As for their application of statistics, any professor who allowed a student to pass with the level of knowledge shown in the AGW community should be ashamed.
I didn't know we had or really needed one of those.
So you are saying....they were playing...
I think you meant to respond to someone else, I didn’t say that
I’m not ambivalent to climate change at all.
I’m absolutely hostile to it, because I’m not a brain dead, indoctrinated moron.
Gen-Xers were heavily saturated as children with toy ads that never lived up to the hype. They clued in through practical experience that most media is designed to manipulate and sell something, thus their built in cynicism. The global “state-of-fear” warmists/alarmists have met the immovable object but they still have the twenty-somethings to keep working on.
I caught that too. I was thinking ‘Wow, I’m 55. I didn’t know that I was so close to being a generation Xer’.
Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.
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As time goes by, the terrible predictions we heard haven’t come true while the predictions become more dire, from flooded coastal real estate to the whole world will drown, from no more rain forest to all life on earth goes extinct.
I confronted one of my kids’ teachers, around Earth day with my oldest’s pre-K or Kindergarten. “Don’t you believe in climate change?”
“Sure. Spring, summer, winter, fall. And my daughter should never come home thinking she hurt the Earth or turning off all the lights and tripping because the planet will die if she doesn’t.”
“Well, Generation X is supposed to be cynical....”
This Gen-Xer is. :) As mentioned earlier, a lot of us are old enough to have been taught how (as opposed to what) to think in school.
“...they dont really care when it comes to matters of climate change and the environment.”
I do. I say, “screw all the Earth-worshippers and down with their damned unconstitutional laws”. I am SO sick of the constant condescending “green”(red)-peddling in EVERY single GD facet of society now.
These results are not comforting to those of us who worry about the health of American democracy in the 21st century,
What the hell does “being green(red)” have to do with “democracy”? (And, watch the misnomer buzzword “democracy” - you know you’re dealing with a closet commie.)
Your post is subject to many different interpretations.
They failed to brainwash me, they missed me because of just sheer luck on timing of when I was in school and the fact that I had ADhD, had they even tried I wasn’t paying attention.
I was done with education mostly by the time the DoEd fully cemented their manufacturing of little green commmie morons.