27 Feb '13, 5pm

Apparently nobody cares about the environment anymore

Remember Copenhagen? Look at that red line peaking in 2009. A poll of over 22,000 people in in 22 countries tells the story: seriously declining interest in environmental issues. According to research firm Globescan, Asked how serious they consider each of six environmental problems to be—air pollution, water pollution, species loss, automobile emissions, fresh water shortages, and climate change—fewer people now consider them “very serious” than at any time since tracking began twenty years ago. Climate change is the only exception, where concern was lower from 1998 to 2003 than it is now. Concern about air and water pollution, as well as biodiversity, is significantly below where it was even in the 1990s. Many of the sharpest falls have taken place in the past two years. It's the economy, stupid One is tempted to blame Fox News and the campaign to discount global warming...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/apparently...

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