Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Good news about bad news....

Citizens worldwide are not as dumb and single-minded as the carbon industry would have us believe. It may come as a shock to those who count on ignorance and deception to continue spewing tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere but we actually can focus on more than one big issue at a time.

Climate change still a concern despite economy: poll

Despite the ongoing global financial crisis, a new poll of 11 countries, including Canada, shows nearly half are still more worried about climate change.

The Climate Confidence Monitor 2008, which surveyed 12,000 people around the world, found 43 per cent of respondents chose climate change ahead of global economic stability when asked about their top three concerns.
The Climate Confidence Monitor 2008 is was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Partnership including HSBC (ironic in light of the previous post), WWF, The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Researchers found the global community wants its governments to focus on "big issue" direct actions, such as increasing investment in renewable energy, halting deforestation, conserving water resources and protecting ecosystems.

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