The reason folks in very high HDI countries have so many problems is because we have no real problems.

It is telling that food and water are so low on the list. It seems people are willing to sacrifice the physical needs of the body today in hopes of better education that may empower the descendants of the future.

Despite the evidence that people really don’t know what is good for them, and the obvious fact that elitists try to take advantage of it (and people seem to not care so much), people still innately know that they cannot do anything about the weather and climate.

Watts Up With That?

From the United Nations “MY World” initiative, which has recorded the opinions for All Countries & Country Groups with votes of 7,679,273 at the time of this writing. They describe it as:

MY World is a United Nations global survey for citizens. Working with partners, we aim to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so world leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the next set of global goals to end poverty.

The data collected so far is telling, at least about opinions surrounding global warming aka climate change. It is dead last in the list of concerns queried:

UN-poll-AGW-dead-lastThis next graph is even more interesting:



It too shows “action taken on climate change” as dead last among all age groups, gender, and education, but there are three curious columns on the right where it doesn’t come in last, but comes in low. These…

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