news from a poll by World Wildlife Fund. More and more
people are concerned about climate change and extreme weather is an important
contributor to increasing awareness. It’s another reminder of the value of
campaigning on personal impacts. People are more aware of and more concerned
about issues that affect them directly – coal and gas in areas that are subject
to the impacts from mining or fossil fuel power, sea level rise in coastal
areas, fire risk in bush-fire risk areas and extreme weather for all of us.
funded survey shows that 72% of Australians believe humans are contributing to
climate change whilst only 13% deny that humans have any impact. Another 15%
are unsure. We are
already well and truly in the majority. So let’s get on with making climate an
issue in this election. And with helping the public and the politicians connect
the dots between climate change and the need to rapidly transition away from
fossil fuels and towards renewable energy, away from roads and towards zero
emissions transport, and towards climate friendly land use.