15 Issues More Important To Americans Than Climate Change

People scream outside the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to demand immediate political action on Climate debate on September 27, 2013 in Stockholm. The panel said it was more certain than ever that humans were the cause of global warming and predicted temperatures would rise another 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius this century. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris that the Barack Obama Administration assures all Americans is the defining issue of our time, we in the good old USA are going to start seeing a lot more of the alarmist variety of climate change propaganda.

We all know this, and in reality, we are expecting it, and anticipate the good time of lampooning the more ludicrous of the calamitous claims.  The climate change crowd is not going to let that stop them from making them, though, even if no one is really paying attention anymore.  In fact, back in August, a poll done by the United Nations itself identified fifteen subjects Americans consider to be more important:

A good education
Better healthcare
Better job opportunities
An honest and responsive government
Affordable and nutritious food
Protection against crime and violence
Access to clean water and sanitation
Support for people who can’t work
Better transport and roads
Reliable energy at home
Equality between men and women
Political freedoms
Freedom from discrimination and persecution
Protecting forests, rivers, and oceans
Phone and Internet Access

No gun rights, free speech concerns, freedom of religion and the practice thereof, freedom from illegal search and seizure, or access to booze, cigarettes, and processed meats on the list.  No mention of upward mobility and the freedom to pursue dreams, either.  This is the United Nations, after all.  There’s no mention of maintaining strong militias to keep the fascist dictators of the world at bay, either.  But still, the list above does deal with human rights and the needs of humans to survive and have at least a few creature comforts.  Since study after study seems to be disproving the climate change and global warming theories, the people feel free to ignore the histrionics.

That must be driving the Climate Change limo and private jet people nuts.  They’re all but jumping up and down trying to get the little people to pay attention and the darn rubes are more worried about themselves than sacrificing everything to save the planet.  Oh, well.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.