A Few Things Ill Considered

Developed and Developing Countries Agree

So says a recent poll from PIPA. They agree on exactly what, you ask?

“Human activity, including industry and transportation, is a significant cause of climate change” says 79% of the globe.

Nine out of ten say that action is necessary to address global warming. A substantial majority (65%) choose the strongest position, saying that “it is necessary to take major steps starting very soon.”

Interestingly enough, India does not seem to share the rest of the world’s opinion (not to mention the findings of the latest IPCC report) and comes in at only 49% agreement! Not good news politically as India is emerging as a major economy. Any solution to this crisis will need the US, China and India solidly on board.

Comments

  1. #1 Tony
    October 3, 2007

    If you look at the breakdown, you’ll see that only 48% of respondents in India said they had read or heard about global warming at all, which goes a long way to explaining their low result.

  2. #2 coby
    October 4, 2007

    Thanks Tony, it pays to read the details, doesn’t it?

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