Younger Republican Voters Refuse to Deny Climate Change

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    It would appear that the Republican youth and young adults are buying into climate change in a big way.
    Could it be that they feel they have an interest in the issue that their elders do not?

    As in, they are going to be around to deal with the consequences?


    Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear

    When election time comes next year, Will Galloway, a student and Republican youth leader at Clemson University, will look for candidates who are strong on the mainstream conservative causes he cares about most, including gun rights and opposing abortion.
    But there is another issue high on his list of urgent concerns that is not on his party’s agenda: climate change.
    “Climate change isn’t going to discriminate between red states and blue states, so red-state actors have to start engaging on these issues,” said Mr. Galloway, 19, who is heading into his sophomore year and is chairman of the South Carolina Federation of College Republicans. “But we haven’t been. We’ve completely ceded them to the left.”

    Nearly 60 percent of Republicans between the ages of 23 and 38 say that climate change is having an effect on the United States, and 36 percent believe humans are the cause. That’s about double the numbers of Republicans over age 52.
    But younger generations are also now outvoting their elders. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, voters under the age of 53 cast 62.5 million votes in the 2018 midterm elections. Those 53 and older, by contrast, were responsible for 60.1 million votes.
    “Americans believe climate change is real, and that number goes up every single month,” Frank Luntz, a veteran Republican strategist, told a Congressional panel recently. He also circulated a memo to congressional Republicans in June warning that climate change was “a G.O.P. vulnerability and a G.O.P. opportunity.”
    A new Harvard University survey of voters under the age of 30 found that 73 percent of respondents disapproved of Mr. Trump’s approach to climate change (about the same proportion as those who object to his handling of race relations). Half the respondents identified as Republican or independent.
    “Here’s another gap between our party and younger voters,” said a recent report by a Republican polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies. Speaking of younger Republicans, the firm concluded that “climate change is their most important issue” and called the numbers “concerning” for the party’s future.
     
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    You can't get laid at a college party if you don't believe in man-made climate change.
    It's the popular way to think.
     
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    Not a Republican, but lets consider some "inconvenient truths".The rest of the world makes most of the pollution in question. Obama could not get others to pony up or change their ways, so what has changed? We also need to settle the prime cause of climate change debate-if it is man, we do plan A. If it is natural, we do plan B. Lets cut the hysteria. Either way, things will change a lot.
     
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    The younger generation really concerns me. They are overwhelmingly in favor of single payer healthcare.
     
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    I have no doubt as the glaciers receded, sea levels rose and wooly mammoths and sabre tooth Tigers were dying off man was wishing they had more electric trains and less gas guzzling SUVs.

    But quite seriously first off we need those that are the figureheads of climate change to actually show that they are more then just giving lip service. Perhaps get rid of their private jets, large limos and mansions.
    Then we need large portions of the rest of the world to reduce their emissions to the point that the U.S. Is now.

    Then it might be time to consider stopping the destruction of large swaths of forest.

    Once all that has been done then we can begin looking at what else need to be done.
     
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    Young people have been brainwashed with the man-made global warming myth since they were babies.
     
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    We nominate you to tell the leaders of China to close their power plants.
     
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    The younger generation simply does not think. They do whatever they are told to feel.
     
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    Yes cheaper guaranteed Healthcare would be horrible, just horrible, super duper.
     
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    They already are and they are leading the world in alternate power, super duper. Luckily Obama gave them some competition....
     

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