Climate Change, We're onto It, Survey Shows
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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 Austra- lians 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 aimmediate, proximal, and certain threata 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.
aThere has been a continuing and widespread misreading of the Australian public's acceptance of and often deeply felt responses to climate change,a Australian project leader, Professor Joseph Reser said.
aA particularly …
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Publication information: Article title: Climate Change, We're onto It, Survey Shows. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia). Publication date: August 13, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 APN Newspapers Pty Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.