Most Americans Consider Fighting Global Warming a Moral Duty

Most Americans Consider Fighting Global Warming a Moral Duty

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According to a new survey, fighting global warming is considered as a moral issue by the majority of Americans and they believe that it is an obligation for the world leaders as well. In February the Reuters/IPSOS poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted to measure how the climate change debate is affected by moral language, including interventions by Pope Francis. The warning of the pope included the moral consequences of failing to act on increasing global temperatures in recent months.

It has been estimated that the rising temperatures would disproportionately affect the lives of the poorest people of the world. The results show that ethics based appeal could be effective in shifting the debate over climate change in the United States, where high tensions can be witnessed over solutions to the issue. 66 percent of respondents opine that world leaders have a moral obligation to reduce CO2 emissions.  However, 72 percent of respondents believe that they are “personally morally obligated” to act in favor of the reduction of emissions.

Eric Sapp, executive director of the American Values Network, a grassroots organization that mobilizes faith-based communities on politics and policy issues commented “When climate change is viewed through a moral lens it has broader appeal.” Sapp added “The climate debate can be very intellectual at times, all about economic systems and science we don’t understand. This makes it about us, our neighbors and about doing the right thing.”

Rev. Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelic Environmental Network, an evangelical organization that advocates for action on climate change mentioned “The moral imperative is the way to reach out to conservatives.” He added “Talking in terms of values is the only way forward if we are to bring our fellow Republicans along.” Some Republican politicians are trying to distance the party from those who do not support the efforts for reducing greenhouse gases and are doubtful about the science which explains human-caused climate change.

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James Hailey a worshipper of life as it comes to him. He enjoys soft music while working on his latest manuscripts spread over his desk and his tablet on hand. His curiosity to observe everything around him and love for writing has propelled him to take up the job of a news journalist. Soon he realised, he enjoyed being at the back seat and editing all those news collected by others. He has been working as a lead news editor for both the digital and print media since the past 8 years. On his spare time he indulges in yoga to calm his hectic life style. He writes on Geology and Earth. Wmail : james@dailysciencejournal.com
  • mememine

    James!
    It’s been 34 continuous years of global denial preventing the level of climate action you remaining “believers” say we need to save the planet.
    Worst journalism ever.

  • Jack Wolf

    Well, I certainly do. The projections from scientists keep getting worse and worse, so expect abrupt changes ahead.

  • Jack Wolf

    Paid troll.

  • Just Trying To Have Fun

    “Rev. Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelic Environmental Network …”

    See! Global Warming is the lefts new religion! I knew it! 🙂

    Forged facts, purposeful misleading, out right lying, phony predictions, creating urgency with the world is going to end scenarios … have all been a part of the history of the global warming lie.

    This is all about income redistribution and nothing else .. making the US pay big bucks to the smaller nations. This is just a small part of the bigger effort to turn the greatest nation in the world into a third world country with the rest of the world.

    The two biggest polluters – China and India – would not be held accountable for anything under the current form of the Kyoto treaty if it was ever accepted.

    No one wants to talk about Al Gore’s movie where big predictions, I mean BIG predictions have failed to come to pass.

    We’ve had a decline in temps for the past decade or more .. that is fact … and now the global warming zombies are blaming the oceans for the cooling.

    WAIT! NEWSFLASH! You mean the earth can cool itself .. say it ain’t so!!!

    They use trumped up and manipulated facts covering a span of 200 years at best when weather patterns have been happening around the world since the beginning of the earth itself – millions of years ago … and we’re relying of manipulated, computer generated, facts of two-hundred years at best to prove the sky is falling??? Really?

    Now you hear the words “this may happen” or “it is estimated” but never any clear cut facts indicating any imminent demise.

    This is all BS coming from the leftist freaks propagating complete falsehoods on the public. Shame on you!

    Go! Just go! Go back to wherever you came from! Its disgusting!