Follow Up: ClimatePower2020 Proven Dead Wrong About ‘climate change making it harder to vote’


A few days ago, CR published an essay that pointed out how a dark-money funded outfit called “ClimatePower2020” made a ridiculous claim about how “climate change” would supposedly keep people from being able to vote in the November 3rd 2020 election.

We said then:

press release from a political group called “ClimatePower2020” makes ridiculously wild claims that “climate change” is making it more difficult to vote in the upcoming presidential election, by creating severe weather extremes that keep people from venturing out to vote. There’s simply no credible evidence that “climate change” has anything at all to do with voter access to in-person voting or mail-in voting. The premise is nothing more than climate alarmism at its worst.

Now after the data is in on voting, our assertion that it was “climate alarmism at its worst” has proven to be true.

From USA Today:

About 160 million people voted in the 2020 general election. This is the most number of people who have voted in any American election. There is uncertainty in the final turnout number because there are still ballots left to be counted, but it is clear that the United States experienced record levels of voter engagement.

Two-thirds of those eligible to vote participated, which is the highest turnout rate since 1900. To underscore the historic nature of the election, consider that no living person voted in that election.

Once again, “climate change”, the universal boogeyman of ecochrondriacs everywhere, failed to materialize any effect as they predicted. ClimatePower2020 was dead wrong.

Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute. Watts has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website


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