CBS Earth Day poll: 'Climate change' last among nation's priorities

As Earth Day turned 53 on Friday and Joe Biden flew across the nation in his personal 747 to deliver remarks on the occasion, Americans ranked “climate change” as last among a selection of the nation’s top priorities.

A CBS News/YouGov poll found the economy was the most pressing issue, followed by inflation, crime, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, immigration and climate change.

Fully 76% of the respondents said the economy should be a high priority and 73% said inflation. But only 39% ranked climate change among the top priorities.

When asked if “climate change” is a pressing issue that should be solved “right now,” 49% said yes. But one year ago, the figure was 54%, representing a decline of 6% under President Biden, who has made climate change a top priority.

President Biden flew Thursday evening to Seattle, where he deliver Earth Day remarks Friday morning.

In a speech at Seattle’s Seward Park, on Lake Washington, Biden declared “we’re spending billions” to make military vehicles climate friendly.

“In the U.S. military, every vehicle is going to be climate-friendly. We’re spending billions of dollars to do it,” he said amid the highest inflation rate for consumers in 40 years.

See Biden’s remarks:

Earth Day co-founder Ira Einhorn was convicted of beating to death his former girlfriend and composting her body in  a trunk found in his closet.

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