Imagine the horrors of coronavirus, compounded and made permanent. That’s climate change. Politicians who care about the future (ours and theirs) can’t wait to act.
If you ask Americans what they care about, the results aren’t too surprising. Over decades of opinion polling, the same combination of issues tend to occupy the most mindshare: jobs, education, crime, health care. The order shifts with the ebbs and flows of the economy, but it’s generally stable.