A Pew Poll says global warming is last in the public's list of priorities. People's top concerns are, not surprisingly, strengthening the economy, jobs, and fighting terrorism.
With all the hoopla surrounding global warming, it's interesting that the public doesn't share the concern. Certainly the economy is central in everybody's mind but I think the issue of global warming has been driven more by media hype and activists than reality. Recently, more voices in the scientific community are questioning it s attribution to human activity. And I think unusually cold temperatures and the observation by some that our climate is now cooling is further discrediting global warming.
The question is how far Obama and liberals in Congress will still push it despite the growing evidence against it.