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The Independent UK

World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in

Worldwide concerns about climate change have dropped dramatically since 2009

Public concern about environmental issues including climate change has slumped to a 20-year low since the financial crisis, a global study reveals.

Fewer people now consider issues such as CO2 emissions, air and water pollution, animal species loss, and water shortages to be “very serious” than at any time in the last two decades, according to the poll of 22,812 people in 22 countries including Britain and the US.

Despite years of studies showing the impact of global warming on the planet, only 49 per cent of people now consider climate change a very serious issue – far fewer than at the beginning of the worldwide financial crisis in 2009.

Worries about climate change first dropped in industrialised nations but they have now also fallen in developing economies including Brazil and China, according to the survey by GlobeScan Radar.

The declining interest in climate change comes amid a backlash against costly green energy investments in an age of austerity. David Nussbaum, head of WWF UK, said “sustained pressure” was required from political leaders to combat climate change. He said it was only when “real indicators” of climate change came, such as floods and droughts, that public perceptions changed.

He told The Independent: “Of course people’s concerns about climate change changed in 2009 when economic pressures were rising… [But] the problems haven’t gone away… There are longer-term concerns that may not seem imminent that are extremely serious. A skilled political leader has got to grapple with how you act and respond to the immediate pressure people feel while helping [to take] account of the wider concerns and interests.”

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» 16 Comments

  1. LarryD

    February 28th, 2013

    Maybe there is hope after all…

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 28th, 2013

    He said it was only when “real indicators” of climate change came, such as floods and droughts and sunrise and sunset and other shit…..

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  3. Lowell

    February 28th, 2013

    Whoa, whoa, WHOA! Have you phuckers forgotten about Al Gore? He’s banking on this shit! He has plans to make billions, with a capital B on carbon trading and environmental extortion. How can you let this visionary down like this?

    Heh.

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  4. thirdtwin

    February 28th, 2013

    Lowell, that reptile sold out to eeeevil oil, and he doesn’t seem to be very worried about the ocean flooding his Montecito Beach mansion.

    And it is good to know that even a worldwide progfraud like Global Warming cannot seem to overcome the inertia of the Lo Info Voter herd.

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  5. Johnny Freedom

    February 28th, 2013

    This is obviously because Amerika elected (and re-elected) Chairman Hussein. He hath healed the Earth of its woes.

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  6. MNHawk

    February 28th, 2013

    “and water shortages”

    That’s the problem when real scientists let political scientists corrupt their ranks. Real problems get lumped in with the politically made up problems.

    There are real issues regarding potable water in many parts of the world.

    “A skilled political leader has got to grapple with how you act”

    I bet they do you totalitarian piece of garbage.

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  7. eternal cracker p

    February 28th, 2013

    The only thing I got from this story is 49% of people are still dumbasses.

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  8. J Frank Parnell

    February 28th, 2013

    As economies turn to shit from central planning (Marxism), people become more worried about the present pain in their stomachs and wallets.

    Next step is to turn them out in the streets with inflation, austerity and/or currency collapse.

    Problem–>reaction–>solution.

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  9. Tim

    February 28th, 2013

    It’s difficult to sustain a hoax which is so easily refuted. If Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are all warming (or cooling) at the same pace, it’s kinda hard to blame freon.

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  10. The Doktor

    February 28th, 2013

    And yet, the EU STILL CHARGES cars a Carbon Tax. I guess that the “Enlightened EU” never studied enough REAL SCIENCE to know the CO2 IS NOT a “Greenhouse Gas” of any significance whatsoever. In fact, CO2 FOLLOWS rises in temperatures, NOT CAUSES them.

    After the IPCC, and their alleged “scientists”, were proved to be TOTALLY FALSE and that they had planned a massive HOAX, the Ignorant Masses have still gone along – for the sake of bleeding citizens throughout the planet of their hard-earned monies. That is, the ones who STILL WORK for a living.

    How’s that “dole” list workin’ for ya, Europe?? It’s KILLING America, thanks to Obozo and the Left.

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  11. AvgDude

    February 28th, 2013

    In other words, 49% of people are hopeless morons completely incapable of grasping what a series of failed predictions actually means.

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  12. Alpha Maser

    February 28th, 2013

    A). The climate has always changed.
    B). It always will.

    Now send me a check from some of that $88 billion dedicated to fight global climate change.

    The earth has not warmed for a decade, hence the name change to climate change. Climate change is one of the most complex systems on our planet. Given the warmer’s failed simulation models and lack of theoretical predictability, I’m guessing this new panic will fizzle out too.

    We used to call catastrophic climate changes “acts of God”. That was before the libtards took up the religion of Gaia the Earth mother.

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  13. The Doktor

    February 28th, 2013

    The other day Yahoo weather (Weather.com) called for SLIGHT DRIZZLE on our area. We got inches of snow due to a huge blizzard.

    Mull that one over, Greenie Asshats.

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  14. The UN

    February 28th, 2013

    Anthropogenic global warming, no uh, global warming, uh global climate change, uh climate change!

    (Forget it. Better just go for the fake alien invasion. They might buy that one.)

    Hey guys! Martians!

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