It wasn't long ago that the concern about global warming in the US was in steep decline. Noam Chomsky often lamented this. Apparently the Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the American Petroleum Instituted, publicly announced that they had learned valuable lessons from Obama's health care PR efforts, and they intended to use these lessons to shift public opinion on global warming. As the link above shows, it worked. As the scientific consensus became more and more solid that global warming was happening, was caused by man, and posed a serious threat to our future, Americans at the same time were becoming less convinced. Propaganda works.
But that seems to be changing. Check the results of recent polling discussed here. Even the red states are getting it, with strong majorities recognizing that the above mentioned scientific consensus is true.
The right wing is always wrong, and always wrong in the same direction. Helping the rich get richer and imposing the costs on the poor. On a lot of issues the public isn't buying it despite the intense propaganda.