Tom Steyer, a condescending funder of the anti-fossil fuel crowd, has a message for us: We’re stupid! According to him in remarks made recently at a renewable fuels conference only .5 percent of people understand the climate change debate. Here’s what he said, according to the story:
“And the question in the United States of America is how are we doing with everybody else, which is the 99.5 percent of the people whose lives are very busy and complicated and pressing and they don’t have a lot of time to think about the things that don’t immediately impact themselves and their family,” Steyer told the conference.
It’s true that most Americans don’t have the time or money to attend an environmental blatherfest in Aspen, CO. We’re busy working to pay the bills, drive our kids to soccer matches, maybe grab a weekend at the beach this summer. But people have been watching the climate change debate for more than a decade, and we can reach our own conclusions without the hectoring and lecturing from the self-important who live a consequence-free life from any of the restrictions they want to impose on other people.