That’s quite a dubious series of assertions. Contrary to what is claimed that elected officials cannot do, a large percentage do support government mandates of coverage of pre-existing conditions and also oppose additional taxes on gas at the pump. This same sort of dynamic is true across the world: health care is popular, climate change taxes are not. The yellow vest riots in Paris underscore how unpopular the Paris climate accords really are.
You also confound two separate issues: pollution and climate change. There is tremendous support for controlling harmful pollutants, almost as much as there was when the EPA was formed in the 1970s. Support for a carbon tax and other CO2 control measures has been weak. CO2 is not a pollutant: plants breathe it.
The string of connections in the article is nearly incoherent and demonstrably false. Many people believe climate is changing and they go right ahead and buy property on the shore. Maybe better land use policies would make more sense than trying to get them to pay a carbon tax.