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Sun May 12, 2019, 10:34 AM

Support for action surges, majority say we face climate emergency

by David Spratt


In the first-ever poll of its kind, new research from The Australia Institute (TAI) has found that a clear majority of Australians agree the nation ‘is facing a climate emergency’ requiring emergency action and that, in response, governments should “mobilise all of society” like they did during the world wars.

It is an extraordinary finding that shows public sentiment is well ahead of the major political parties, and ahead of the large climate advocacy organisations.

The findings are part of a larger survey which found majority support, and across the political parties, for a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy, a national program to switch to an electrically charged transport system, stopping any more native forest logging, and a large publicly-funded research program into zero-carbon industry and agriculture (See Table 1). There was also more support than opposition for no new coal mines and no new exploration for new deposits of coal, oil or gas, but a clearer divide between the two political sides on these two issues.





http://www.climatecodered.org/2019/04/support-for-action-surges-majority-say.html

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Reply Support for action surges, majority say we face climate emergency (Original post)
orson May 12 OP
oflguy May 12 #1
Nostrings May 12 #2
Da Mannn May 12 #3
foia May 12 #4
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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

1. They have my blessing to try socialism

It didn't work out so well in Russia, Venezuela, and Cuba though.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:06 AM

2. If a majority started jumping off bridges, would you follow them?

An extra appropriate comment, given that it's mothers day.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:10 AM

3. Nope. Poll after poll shows the majority does NOT believe in a climate emergency

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:18 AM

4. More "science" by polls

From a country that supposedly contributes about 1% to climate change.

Yawn.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:50 AM

5. Cool, lets watch and see how it works out them...

...and then we can use what actually works while not wasting time/money/etc on what doesn't. Win-win.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:01 PM

6. faux news alert

Aussies are largely easily deceived blue pillers

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:09 PM

7. How many tax dollars will be required?

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Response to orson (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:33 PM

8. And, since they are Australians,

the next day, when they all sobered up, they said "Poll? What poll?"

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