The inverted pyramid of environmental interest

FiveThirtyEight has published a wonderful chart and write-up that illustrates the problems environmentalists are having gaining traction with the American public:

Environmental Inverted Pyramid

This chart, adopted from a very interesting new survey of 2,164 American adults on climate policy, reveals part of the problem that advocates of more aggressive measures to curb climate change may be encountering as they seek to push forward initiatives like cap-and-trade.