The environmental lobby isn’t doing well. And, surprise, surprise!, the lobby says it’s all the fault of industry. Reports the Washington Post:
It seems that environmentalists are struggling in a fight they have spent years setting up. They are making slow progress adapting a movement built for other goals — building alarm over climate change, encouraging people to “green” their lives — into a political hammer, pushing a complex proposal the last mile through a skeptical Senate.
Even now, these groups differ on whether to scare the public with predictions of heat waves or woo it with promises of green jobs. And they are facing an opposition with tycoon money and a gift for political stagecraft.
Well, actually, the enviros are losing because of substance, not money. They are losing the political debate. Fewer people believe climate alarmists today than did last year. And most people understand that wrecking the economy is not a good remedy for anything.
It’s quite simple: follow the argument, and the environmental alarmists lose.