Aussies accept climate change: 90% accept, 71% want action, 54% see its impact and 6.5% reject it

Research from Griffith University show the vast majority of Australian’s accept the science:

AUSTRALIANS accept human impact on climate change and are taking action to reduce it, according to new research. 

A research project by Griffith University and Cardiff University in Wales surveyed 7500 Australians and 1800 Britons and found 90% of Australian and 89% of British respondents accepted that humans are part of the cause of climate change. 

There were striking similarities overall, but Australian respondents viewed climate change as a more “immediate, proximal (that is it is near), and certain threat” compared to British respondents who were beginning to adapt to it through changes in their thinking, feelings and behaviours.

And 71% of Australians reported increased awareness, media coverage, perceived lack of government action and increasing frequency of natural disasters and extreme weather events. 

Only 6.5% doubted humans’ role in climate change.

5 thoughts on “Aussies accept climate change: 90% accept, 71% want action, 54% see its impact and 6.5% reject it

  1. uknowispeaksense says:

    Now if we can find a way to have the politicians see the deniers as the fringe dwellers they are, we might get some real action. Not an easy task when thepoliticians are the fringe dwellers.

    • Watching the Deniers says:

      They’ve always been fringe dwellers – the media is the one that needs to stop giving the cranks so much air time. The issue of “false balance” has been detrimental to public understanding. Yes, I’m looking at you News Ltd

  2. john byatt says:

    We had this story on-line at the Gympie Times, Sunshine coast daily but did not appear in the newspapers today, ( a bloody shame) research was for Australia june 2010 and 2011, I think UK may have been 2010,

  3. john byatt says:

    Yes the northern star is APN same as GT and SCD

  4. john byatt says:

    APN seem to have taken up the baton, great because these are regional newspapers

    http://www.gympietimes.com.au/story/2012/08/14/cycle-reduce-carbon-footprint/

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