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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sum of All Fears

A new report from the CSIRO suggests Australians rank climate change fairly low on the list of environmental concerns, despite widespread agreement that anthropogenic climate change is real and problematic. However, when one looks at the problems that rank above climate change: water shortages, pollution, water quality, drought, deforestation, and household waste, most of them have a connection to climate change (either as a consequence or a contributing factor). So why design a survey that treats climate change as an independent problem when it is really a driving force for Australia's other environmental problems?

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