Young Americans Simply “Worn Out” Over Environmental Propaganda
vThey have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in conserving resources – and often less civic-minded overall – than their elders were when they were young.
The findings go against the widespread belief that environmental issues have hit home with today’s young adults, known as Millennials, who have grown up amid climate change discussion and the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle.” The environment is often listed among top concerns of young voters.
“I was shocked,” said Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who is one of the study’s authors. “We have the perception that we’re getting through to people. But at least compared to previous eras, we’re not.”
Young Americans are tired of the constant drum beat to “Do Something”, possibly because those who are telling them to Do Something fail to live their lives in accordance with their talking points.
Researchers found that, when surveyed decades ago, about a third of young baby boomers said it was important to become personally involved in programs to clean up the environment. In comparison, only about a quarter of young Generation X members – and 21 percent of Millennials – said the same.
Meanwhile, 15 percent of Millennials said they had made no effort to help the environment, compared with 8 percent of young Generation X members and 5 percent of young baby boomers.
Millennials also were the least likely to say they had made an effort to conserve electricity and fuel used to heat their homes.
Hey, can you blame them for wanting the same lifestyle that the people who are trying to brainwash them have?
“It’s not so much that they don’t think it’s important. They’re just worn out,” Potosnak said. “It’s like poverty in a foreign country. You see the picture so many times, you become inured to it.”
Propaganda fail. Unfortunately, the heavy hand of the Warmist’s propaganda machine has caused these young folks to care less about taking actions regarding real environmental issues.