I think article assumes a lot reasons wise & ties things together that don't jive. Just because some poll indicates there's something age related about climate change views doesn't mean that age determines someone's support for a given unrelated congressional policy just because congress has a lot of old people in it ...
I think it is more fundamental human nature about what we think as time goes on, and everyone will take their turn at it.
Am I reading that right, does the author assume that a dystopian future is inevitable? Is this a widely held opinion?
I think the author has a lot of ideas here that are seeping out / not necessarily connected.
> Americans are once again subsidizing farmers to prop up a failing system a little longer. We can thank the head of that committee — Glen Thompson (R-Okla) a 62 year-old politician.
Americans vote for these politicians in part because they protect their interests. Of course if I'm a dairy farmer I'm going to vote for the guy who wants to save dairy farming, right?
If we're ever going to solve this problem we need to stop blaming everyone else and start looking at ourselves and how we are helping prop up the status-quo .