What's the Climate Change vibe?
October 26, 2006 6:20 PM Subscribe
Has there been any discernible change recently regarding public opinion of anthropogenic climate change in your neck of the woods?
posted by wilful to society & culture (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here in Australia there has been a quite sudden and obvious flip in the public mood about this issue. It has gone from something that the 'elites' cared about to something that has broad public acceptance - including acceptance that there will be costs of action. This has been driven primarily by the extensive, severe drought we're currently suffering, as well as the publication of an excellent book by Tim Flannery (The Weather Makers), and the recent Al Gore tour.
I'm curious, has there been any similar shift in gear in your part of the world?