Obama’s trip to Alaska is over, but his crusade to save us from global warming continues. The president recently concluded a three-day trip to Alaska, which began on August 31:
Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster too, threatening tourism and adding to rising seas. And if we do nothing, Alaskan temperatures are projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century, changing all sorts of industries forever.
This is all real. This is happening to our fellow Americans right now. In fact, Alaska’s governor recently told me that four villages are in “imminent danger” and have to be relocated. Already, rising sea levels are beginning to swallow one island community.
Still, while global warming might animate some within the Obama coalition and the larger Democratic base, most don’t see it as a serious threat, according to Gallup. That’s not to say that they don’t believe this natural phenomena is happening–they do. They just don’t seem to care–and given how this president dredges up partisan feelings whenever he speaks about the issues; we shouldn’t expect the needle to move in either direction on this one. Most Americans are more concerned about jobs, the economy, and the direction of the country. Not glaciers that have been melting since 1815.