While effective climate change policies have yet to be implemented in most places, there do seem to be signs that environmental consciousness has established itself in the popular discourse. No doubt, this owes a lot to how serious people – both scientists and policy-makers – have continued to stress what a major issue climate change is, and how vital it is to address it.
One sign of that high level of visibility comes from this week’s posts on The Onion, a satirical newspaper:
- EPA: Stubborn Environment Refusing To Meet Civilization Halfway
- Jupiter’s Liberals Worried About Their Ammonia Footprint
- What are we composting?
- Alternative Energy Projects
- Sierra Club Withdraws Support Of Controversial Fern
No doubt, this level of prominence owes something to the ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Nonetheless, maybe this kind of deep cultural penetration actually bodes well for environmental policy in the long run.