Politicians Hinder Fight Against Climate Change

by Daniel Brouse
June 10, 2024

Politicians in conservative, rural parts of the USA have often hindered progress in the fight against climate change due to several reasons:

1. Denial of Climate Science

Many conservative politicians in rural areas deny the existence or severity of climate change, dismissing it as a hoax or exaggerated. This denial stems from skepticism about scientific consensus and the influence of fossil fuel industries.

2. Legislative Actions

Conservative lawmakers have taken legislative actions that block or roll back environmental regulations. This includes efforts to:

3. Support for Fossil Fuels

Many conservative politicians support the fossil fuel industry, which is a significant contributor to climate change. This support manifests in various ways:

4. Cultural and Economic Factors

In many rural areas, fossil fuel industries are major employers and economic contributors. Politicians in these regions often prioritize short-term economic gains over long-term environmental benefits.

5. Public Opinion

Public opinion in many conservative, rural areas tends to be less supportive of climate change policies compared to urban or liberal areas. Politicians often reflect the views of their constituents.


The combination of climate change denial, legislative actions that favor fossil fuels, cultural and economic priorities, and public opinion in conservative, rural areas of the USA has significantly hindered progress in the fight against climate change. Addressing these challenges requires a multifaceted approach, including education, economic transition plans for affected communities, and bipartisan cooperation to develop sustainable solutions.

The Need for Urgency

Previous climate models have inadequately incorporated “social-ecological systems” as human involvement was not a significant factor in past climate changes. Regrettably, the United States ranks among the least prepared countries globally, with the highest percentage of climate deniers. The Republican party dismisses it as a manufactured crisis and plans to increase fossil fuel production, exacerbating the situation. Political extremists asserting that the climate crisis is manufactured employ an ironic term, considering that human manufacturing activities are the primary driver of climate change. Under President Biden, the United States has continued to be the world's largest producer of oil, including crude oil, natural gas liquids, and other petroleum products. Both political parties have concurred to allocate unlimited emergency funding for climate disasters instead of proactively preventing them. Last year, the US witnessed a record number of over a billion-dollar climate disasters, totaling 28 separate weather and climate-related events. It is due to this arrogance and ignorance that “worst-case scenarios” are now “best-case scenarios” for the acceleration of climate change. These factors have altered our climate model, shifting the projected maximum temperature rise from 4 degrees Celsius over the next millennium to a probable increase of 9 degrees Celsius this century.

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  2. The Guardian. EPA Regulations.
  3. Forbes. Renewable Energy Policies.
  4. Center for American Progress. Fossil Fuel Subsidies.
  5. The New York Times. Public Opinion and Climate Policies.

What Can I Do?
There exist numerous actions individuals can take to contribute to saving the planet. Each person bears the responsibility to minimize pollution, discontinue the use of fossil fuels, reduce consumption, and foster a culture of love and care. The Butterfly Effect illustrates that a small change in one area can lead to significant alterations in conditions anywhere on the globe. Hence, the frequently heard statement that a fluttering butterfly in China can cause a hurricane in the Atlantic. Be a butterfly and influence the world.

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