Environmental indifference: Financial crisis trumps climate issues..a two-decade low

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http://rt.com/news/environment-survey-global-warming-633/

Global warming was once the buzz topic of political debate, but times have changed and economics have bumped climate change to the bottom of the priority list. That’s according to a new survey which shows that ecological fears have severely dropped.

The findings, which were gathered by a GlobeScan Radar annual tracking poll, show that concerns about the environment have reached a two-decade low since the start of the financial crisis. The survey questioned 22,812 people in 22 countries.

The poll interviewed participants on the importance of seven environmental issues, ranging from auto emissions to depletion of natural resources. Most of the concerns were taken most seriously in the mid-2000s, but have dropped sharply since then.

Only 49 percent of people now consider climate change a very serious issue – far fewer than at the beginning of the crisis in 2009.

Water pollution is currently viewed as the most critical environmental concern, rated by 58 percent as a very serious issue. However, that number is down from 2006, when around 75 per cent of respondents viewed it as a serious topic.

Global warming was once the buzz topic of political debate, but times have changed and economics have bumped climate change to the bottom of the priority list. That’s according to a new survey which shows that ecological fears have severely dropped.

The findings, which were gathered by a GlobeScan Radar annual tracking poll, show that concerns about the environment have reached a two-decade low since the start of the financial crisis. The survey questioned 22,812 people in 22 countries.

The poll interviewed participants on the importance of seven environmental issues, ranging from auto emissions to depletion of natural resources. Most of the concerns were taken most seriously in the mid-2000s, but have dropped sharply since then.

Only 49 percent of people now consider climate change a very serious issue – far fewer than at the beginning of the crisis in 2009.

Water pollution is currently viewed as the most critical environmental concern, rated by 58 percent as a very serious issue. However, that number is down from 2006, when around 75 per cent of respondents viewed it as a serious topic.

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the lack of interest is also because we are a wiser population now and the scam is falling apart because the projections they said would happen..arent happening..water IS a more important issues..its going to be like gold one day..

all the issues have deteriorated when people are faced with economic hardship..thats a given..putting food on a table is more important than car emissions eh?

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