There has been a strategic decision made by most prominent climate change activists to focus on CO2 and warming, and downplay other forms of pollution that are harmful to the ecosystem, based I guess on the unpopularity of dirty old boring pollution, the difficulty of proving causation (although it shouldn't be any more complicated than proving CO2 is a greenhouse gas) - and a prejudice towards physics. I think it's a really stupid decision, because it's not working.
Sure, it will really scare people if they understand the link between industrial society and cancer and crop loss. But nothing less is going to motivate them to change. Personally i don't see what we have to lose by pointing out the very real and current price we pay to leave the lights blazing and tootle around on snowmobiles.
Having said that, it seems as though events as described in this video should be enough to give even Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber pause - from the Gulf disaster to destructive hail storms and record-breaking floods and heat waves...there is no lack of evidence of extreme weather. Even better than the VOA clip, oddly enough, is this ABC broadcast which dares to ask the rarely posed question, "Is Extreme Heat Evidence of Global Warming?", and actually reports the brave, unequivocal, and resounding YES from Dr. Somerville, professer emeritus of Scripps! Bravo Professor! and thank you for being a rare candid and honest academic. (Yes, these bastards know far more than they will reveal!...too often).
The survey's conclusions?
"The tipping point that turns skeptics into believers seems nearly impossible to reach when it comes to climate change"..."it's hard to change people's minds about the environment unless something horrifying is actually occurring."