The trouble is people just don’t believe the scaremongering. That is the finding of the latest Colmar Brunton poll conducted for TV NZ about Issues concerning eligible New Zealand voters
The poll asked voters to rank six issues from ‘most concerning to least’. This is how they were ranked.
1 Wages keeping up with the cost of living
2 Housing affordability
4 Foreign property ownership
6 Climate change
I’m willing to bet that had ‘climate change’ not been included in the list it would hardly have rated a mention at all. It is there only because the Green Party has made it their number one priority, and where the Greens go there goes TVNZ. Sadly for both the results of the survey show there is no bigger yawn for the public than the angst over a ‘possible’ sea level rise in a hundred years from now.
It’s not only in New Zealand that the boredom has set in. Here is Hugo Rifkind in Britain's ‘Spectator’
Pretty much everybody, of course, is bored with climate change by now. Next week, global leaders will meet in Paris for COP21, the 21st United Nations climate change conference, and the overall vibe is one of weary angels dancing on a pinhead. Particularly with everything else that has been happening in Paris lately, it feels meandering, lofty and somewhat airy-fairy.
Possibly this -sensation will be stronger in Britain than almost anywhere else, even France. For, as a political motivation for anything, climate change is dead in the water over here.
Conservatives don’t even pretend to care about it any more. Jeremy Corbyn wants to reopen coal mines. The SNP, which used to make a lot of noise about wave power being Scotland’s glorious, world-leading patriotic future, has recently been looking the other way and whistling, as that fledgling domestic industry has largely collapsed. Even the Green party needs to wang on about Palestine for anybody to pay attention. Nobody cares about this stuff now.
I should be glad. If the Greens continue peddling this nonsense they will consign themselves to the dustbin of history and so cleanse the world of some of the most obnoxious people I have ever met.