17 Jul '12, 4pm

Climate reality bites: Gen-Xers don’t care much about global warming

Climate reality bites: Gen-Xers don’t care much about global warming

Members of Generation X are responding in a disturbing way to climate change — with a big, collective shrug of indifference. Grist readers being the obvious exceptions, of course. Only 22 percent expressed “high concern” about climate change in a 2011 survey [PDF] of about 3,000 Gen-Xers in their late 30s. This despite the fact that “Generation X is the most scientifically literate and best educated generation in American history,” according to lead researcher Jon D. Miller. The data come from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth , a University of Michigan-led project that has exhaustively tracked the views on various subjects of thousands of Gen-Xers since they were pimply-faced students attending high school across 26 states in 1987. Click to embiggen. (Image by Tim McDonnell of Climate Desk .) Along with a lack of concern, the survey participants exhibited a growing...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/climate-reality-bites-gen...

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