Environment? We don’t care!

After the rise in environmental consciousness that peaked around 2007, it seems Australians are now abandoning feel-good causes in favour of actual issues.

CONCERN for the environment has dwindled into a ”middling” issue that many  people do not have strong feelings about, a major study into Australian  attitudes towards society, politics and the economy has found.

Food, health, crime, safety and rights to basic public services – the  tangible things that people confront on a daily basis – are dominant national  concerns.

”Australians are effectively indifferent to global and societal issues,  rating these significantly lower,” said the report What Matters to  Australians, produced by the University of Technology, Sydney and the  Melbourne Business School, with the support of the Australian Research  Council.

“What we see in these results is a picture of a relatively conservative  society concerned with local issues that influence its members’ daily  lives.”

This coincides with the decline in fear over greenhouse emissions. The environmentalists came on too strong and now they’re being ignored. Plus, getting your predictions wrong all the time doesn’t help. Nor do scandalous revelations about hidden declines, corruption of peer review, avoidance of data/FOI requests or deleted emails.


About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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